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Tekashi 6ix9ine transferred from federal prison for 'security reasons': report



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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been transferred from a federal facility to Brooklyn after he allegedly received threats from his life.

Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was removed from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park where he was housed in general population following his Sunday arrest on racketeering and firearms charges, according to the New York Post.

Hernandez's lawyer Lance Lazzaro told the outlet he was unsure where his client was taken to but noted that he was removed from Bureau of Prisons custody on Wednesday night.

One prosecutor told a judge Monday that former members of the rapper's crew sought to inflict harm on 6ix9ine after he accused them of turning on him. Federal authorities took the rapper into custody after learning he was planning a trip to a Connecticut casino and thought a hit on him could put other people in jeopardy, according to TMZ.

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A judge said at his initial hearing there was evidence that he directed or participated in multiple acts of violence as part of a deadly gang in the last eight months.

"The defendant is quite violent," assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said of 6ix9ine.

Prosecutors alleged 6ix9ine, 22, has publicly declared itself as a member of the violent New York gang, 9 Trey Bloods, which was mentioned throughout his indictment.

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The gang allegedly carried out acts of murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn since at least 2013.

The "STOOPID" rapper also allegedly participated in a July shooting of a streamer in Brooklyn and a gunpoint robbery of one of his rivals's gangs last spring. He faces 32 years in prison if he is guilty of his charges.

6ix9ine pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in the Brooklyn Criminal Court in connection with a May traffic stop. In a 2015 case, he was sentenced to probation for his involvement in a sexually explicit video of a 13-year-old girl.

Fox News' Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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