Missouri man arrested for threatening to 'kill every gay person I can' at pride parade

Justin Chan

A Missouri man was arrested for threatening to massacre attendees at a planned gay pride parade, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

On Tuesday, Edward A. Terry, 49, of Overland, was charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly created a fake email account and messaged the organizers of the St. Louis PrideFest. The parade, which drew almost 300,000 people last year, will be held on June 29 and 30.

Terry purportedly said in his email that he would "come to pride fest with my guns to kill every gay person I can before I kill myself." The manager of the event then reached out to the FBI, and authorities were able to track the email to Terry's phone number, court documents said.

Upon questioning, Terry told police that he had recently been kicked out of his home and used the name of a woman he previously lived with to create the account.

Court records added that Terry has a pending theft case in Creve Coeur, a city in west St. Louis County. He previously landed on Missouri's sex offender registry for the aggravated sexual assault of a 43-year-old woman in 1995 in Springfield, Ill., the Riverfront Times reports.

The suspect's bail was set at $20,000 cash only.