BOSTON – Federal prosecutors say a California man has been charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe staff over a Globe-coordinated sequence of newspaper editorials condemning U.S. President Donald Trump‘s suggestion that journalists are the enemy.
Prosecutors stated Thursday that 68-year-old Robert Chain, of Encino, made greater than a dozen threatening telephone calls to the Globe’s newsroom between Aug. 10 and Aug. 22.
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Prosecutors say on the day the editorials had been revealed in newspapers throughout the nation, Chain referred to as the newsroom and threatened to shoot Globe staff. That risk prompted a police response and elevated safety on the newspaper’s workplaces.
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It was not instantly clear if Chain has an lawyer. Prosecutors say he’s anticipated to look in Los Angeles’ federal court docket Thursday and be transferred to Boston at a later date.