After a thirty-minute standoff with a SWAT team, police arrested a 37-year-old man in Greenwood this afternoon for allegedly threatening the Idris Mosque in North Seattle. "No one was hurt at the Idris Mosque... The man, who has not been identified by police, apparently never made it to the mosque," KOMO reports.

"Earlier today, the suspect posted threats online and, in a separate posting, claimed to have purchased an assault rifle and extra ammunition," according to a statement from Seattle police.

A mosque in Redmond has been the target of anonymous threats since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on Sunday.

Last week, police arrested a white man in downtown Seattle for brutally beating a black man while making derogatory comments about his race.

Anti-Muslim hate crimes have surged during the 2016 election season, according to a report issued last month by Georgetown University. And hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years in Washington state. The Stranger has previously reported on a man wearing a neo-Nazi armband on the Seattle ferry, anti-black slurs painted in a family's driveway, and other threats directed at local mosques.