Man in­dicted on pow­der mail charges

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

BOS­TON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been in­dicted on charges that he sent threat­en­ing let­ters and pack­ages con­tain­ing white pow­der to fed­eral of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing one that had a death threat against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

Kevin John­son, of South­wick, was in­dicted by a grand jury Thurs­day on charges of con­vey­ing false in­for­ma­tion and hoaxes and mail­ing threat­en­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion to a fed­eral law en­force­ment of­fi­cer.

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors al­lege John­son threw an en­ve­lope at the front door of the FBI’s Spring­field of­fice that in­cluded a hand­writ­ten note that said: “Death to TRUMP.”

Pros­e­cu­tors say the 47-year-old John­son also sent pack­ages con­tain­ing white pow­der to the Spring­field of­fices of the FBI and the So­cial Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion. The pow­der turned out to be non­haz­ardous.

His at­tor­ney said Thurs­day he’s re­view­ing ma­te­ri­als in the case and ex­plor­ing op­tions for a de­fense.

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