Man threat­ened to kill Bos­ton Globe staff over Trump ed­i­to­ri­als

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BOS­TON — A Cal­i­for­nia man up­set about The Bos­ton Globe’s co-or­di­nated ed­i­to­rial re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s at­tacks on the news me­dia was ar­rested Thurs­day for threat­en­ing to travel to the news­pa­per’s of­fices and kill jour­nal­ists, whom he called the “en­emy of the peo­ple,” fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said.

Pros­e­cu­tors say 68-year-old Robert Chain’s threat­en­ing phone calls to the Globe’s news­room started im­me­di­ately af­ter the Globe ap­pealed to news­pa­pers across the coun­try to con­demn what it called a “dirty war against the free press.”

The day the ed­i­to­ri­als were pub­lished , Chain, of En­cino, told a Globe staffer that he was go­ing to shoot em­ploy­ees in the head at 4 o’clock, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. That threat prompted a po­lice re­sponse and in­creased se­cu­rity at the news­pa­per’s of­fices.

Af­ter the ed­i­to­ri­als ran, au­thor­i­ties say Chain said he would con­tinue threat­en­ing the Globe, The New York Times and “other fake news” as long as they con­tinue their “trea­sonous and sedi­tious acts” in at­tack­ing Trump.

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