Man Arrested In Fargo, Accused Of Threatening US Senator

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Federal authorities have arrested a Fargo man suspected of making threats against U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota.

U.S. Capitol Police, with help from Red River Valley SWAT, arrested the man at his south Fargo home Tuesday morning.

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says that threats were made against a North Dakota U.S. senator. A spokeswoman for Heitkamp says it was the Democratic senator who was threatened, but that further details would have to come from the U.S. attorney’s office. A spokesman said that office has no comment.

An affidavit filed in federal court alleges that the suspect sent an email last month threatening to shoot a senator in the head. It doesn’t identify the senator.

The suspect is to appear in court later Tuesday.

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