Police Found Woman Who Threatened Dearborn’s Muslims

By Sameer Rao Nov 16, 2015

Police have located the person behind threats to Dearborn, Michigan’s Muslim community and assure the community that she is "no longer a threat." 

Sarah Beebe tweeted the threat about the city—whose high concentration of Arab and Muslim Americans has made it a target for right-wing attacks—over the weekend. As the Dearborn-based Arab American News detailed, the threat mentioned ISIS and the recent attacks in Paris while imploring violence against the whole city, which is fewer than ten miles west of Detroit: 


Michigan woman makes domestic terrorist threats against Dearborn following Paris attacks. Sarah Beebe is a Navy veteran.

Posted by The Arab American News on Saturday, November 14, 2015

The same publication also uncovered her history of Islamophobic posts, with one reading, "People who aren’t American need to learn not to stand 3 inches away from me, because I will punch you. That’s how we do it in America." Her Twitter and other social media accounts have reportedly been deleted.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said via a community Facebook page post on Saturday night that the suspect had been located and was "no longer a threat to Dearborn."


An update from Dearborn’s police chief, Ronald Haddad, on the Dearborn threat…http://m.clickondetroit.com/news/police-investigating-dearborn-heights-threat-on-twitter/36458580

Posted by DEARBORN AREA COMMUNITY MEMBERS on Saturday, November 14, 2015

*Note: Post has been updated to reflect that law enforcement has not confirmed that Beebe is in police custody.