A Massachusetts man who was banned from OKCupid was arrested Thursday for allegedly sending nine threatening letters to the online dating website, one of which contained a white powder.
The man, 47-year-old Liam MacLeod, sent the letters between September and December 2017 and addressed all nine letters to OkCupid’s CEO, according to the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In mid-September, officials said MacLeod sent the following handwritten letter:
Four days later another message was sent:
Afterward, officials said he sent another envelope containing what looked to be blood, and a note following that one alleged that the first was blood that had been infected with the AIDS virus.
Testing later found that both the “blood” and white powder weren’t hazardous, officials said.
MacLeod is charged with mailing threatening communications and conveying false information and hoaxes. If convicted, MacLeod could face up to five years in prison and up to 10 years in prison on each count, respectively.