A man in New York has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

The man, Patrick W. Carlineo Jr. of Addison, N.Y., made the threat in a phone call to Omar’s Washington office on March 21, according to a statement Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.

“Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?” Carlineo, 55, asked a staff member who answered the phone, according to the statement. “Why are you working for her, she’s a [expletive] terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her [expletive] skull.”

The threat was referred to U.S. Capitol Police, who conducted an investigation with the FBI. Carlineo was arrested on Friday; a hearing has been scheduled for April 10.

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Omar’s office and U.S. Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Omar, who was elected in November, is one of the first two Muslim congresswomen to serve in the House. She has been the subject of Islamophobic smears since taking office, including a poster in the West Virginia state capitol that falsely connected her to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In on-air remarks last month, Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro suggested that Omar’s wearing of a hijab could be “indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution.” The comments prompted a public outcry as well as a condemnation from Fox News Channel; Pirro returned to her show last week after an apparent two-week suspension.

An outspoken critic of U.S. policy toward Israel, Omar has also made remarks that some say invoke anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Eli Rosenberg and Elise Viebeck contributed to this report.

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