A man who threatened to blow up a Kenner convenience store Friday was booked
with terrorizing, hate crimes and simple criminal damage to property, Kenner
police said.

William B. Miller, 41, walked into Brother’s Food Mart, 1227 Veterans Memorial
Blvd., on Friday afternoon and began threatening the store’s cashier and
manager after questioning their nationality, police spokesman Capt.

Steve Caraway said.

Miller told the employees that he had killed 12 Muslims and that they were next,
police said.

He left the store, used a knife to cut the hose to a gasoline pump, and threw
things at the front of the store.

The store employees later identified Miller, of 2850 Idaho Ave., Apt. 2007,
Kenner, as the assailant, Caraway said.

Miller has an extensive police record, including arrests on attempted murder,
aggravated assault and battery charges, Caraway said.

Miller was being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in lieu of
$51,000 bond


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