Man Arrested for Threatening Boston Globe

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Man Arrested for Threatening Boston Globe


Federal law enforcement officers arrested a man in California on Thursday after he made repeated threats of violence against the Boston Globe newspaper this month, which included echoing the catchphrase popularized by President Donald Trump that the news media are "the enemy of the people," officials said.

Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, a neighborhood in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, was charged with one count of making threatening communications in interstate commerce, which comes with a potential penalty of as many as five years in prison. Mr. Chain made at least 14 threatening phone calls to the Globe beginning Aug. 10, the FBI said in a statement, after the Globe announced that it was organizing a campaign for newspapers to respond collectively to Mr. Trump's repeated attempts to demonize the media.

Officials said that Mr. Chain called the Globe "the enemy of the people," lambasting "fake news" and threatening to kill its employees.

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