Man charged for threats to murder Church of Scientology leadership & 'every single' member - 2016-01-07
A man accused of threatening to murder "every single" member of the Church of Scientology, including its leader, is standing trial in Los Angeles. The organization blames "anti-religious propaganda" for inciting an "apparently unstable" man's hatred.
Andre Barkanov, 47, was charged with 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and one count of stalking for making phone calls to the Church of Scientology, threatening to shoot its leader David Miscavige and kill all members of the organization, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, wich were seen by the Los Angeles Times.
The calls, which lasted from a few minutes to hours started on July 21. During one call, Barkanov reportedly said: "Tell [Miscavige] that we have a bullet for his forehead. OK? Thank you."