A newly revealed indictment exhibits that a person is accused of threatening to kill Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Kamala Harris (D-California). The defendant additionally threatened to harm members on the “March for Our Lives” gun management rally, prosecutors mentioned.
NEW: Man charged in DC with making menace to homicide Bernie Sanders and Sen Kamala Harris (D-Ca) pic.twitter.com/QDxhQ9WAzE
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Nicholas Bukoski faces two counts of threatening to assault and homicide a U.S. congressmember, and three counts of transmitting threats through interstate commerce. Sanders ran as a Democrat within the 2016 presidential election, and he’s thought-about a possible candidate in 2020. Harris’ identify has additionally been floated as a attainable candidate within the subsequent race, and he or she hasn’t denied that she plans on working.
You’ll be able to learn the complete indictment right here, however particulars stay scant on the exact nature of these alleged threats. POLITICO first reported on the five-count indictment, filed with the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia. A Bukoski lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark in that story. Every menace allegedly occurred March 24, the identical day because the rally in query. Bukowski was indicted in April, but it surely was solely unsealed final week after prosecutors voiced concern about tipping him off in regards to the arrest warrant.
“As soon as the bench warrant points, legislation enforcement will start to analyze methods by which to safe the arrest of the defendant,” U.S. Legal professional Jessie Liu wrote in a submitting. “The general public disclosure of this Indictment presently might jeopardize future plans to safe the Defendant’s arrest, as a result of such disclosure might lead to alerting the defendant of the warrant.”
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