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A resident of California, Jeremy David Hanson, aged 34, has been taken into custody after allegedly issuing threats to bomb the headquarters of Merriam-Webster in Massachusetts, Your Content has learned.
The threats were reportedly fueled by his anger over the dictionary’s definition of the word “female” as “a gender identity that is the opposite of male.”
Hanson now faces a federal charge of interstate communication of threats to commit violence, which carries a potential sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
According to authorities, Hanson sent the threatening messages to Merriam-Webster’s headquarters in October 2021, primarily focusing on the entries for the words “girl” and “woman.”
The investigation identified Hanson as the individual behind these menacing communications.
Expressing his discontent, Hanson claimed, “It is absolutely sickening that Merriam-Webster now tells blatant lies and promotes anti-science propaganda. There is no such thing as ‘gender identity.'”
He further added, “Your headquarters should be shot up and bombed.”
Law enforcement agencies are taking this case seriously and are committed to ensuring the safety of all individuals involved.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of respectful dialogue and the need to address conflicts through peaceful means, according to The New York Times.