Man charged with mak­ing death threats over ed­i­to­ri­als

The Record (Troy, NY) - - WEATHER -

BOS­TON » A Los An­ge­les man up­set about The Bos­ton Globe’s co­or­di­nated ed­i­to­rial re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s at­tacks on the news me­dia was ar­rested Thurs­day for threat­en­ing to kill the news­pa­per’s jour­nal­ists, whom he called the “en­emy of the peo­ple,” fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said.

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,” pros­e­cu­tors said.

The day the ed­i­to­ri­als were pub­lished , Chain, 68, of L. A., 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. Af­ter the ed­i­to­ri­als ran, Chain said he would con­tinue threat­en­ing the Globe un­til it stops its “trea­sonous and sedi­tious” at­tacks on Trump,

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