- Jan 2010
Man suspected of threatening former Rep. Watson arrested
By Michael O'Brien - 01/29/11 03:28 PM ET
Police arrested a man alleged to have made death threats against former Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), the L.A. Times reported Friday evening.
Police arrested a 41-year-old man suspected of making calls in which he threatened to kill Watson, the former four-term congresswoman from the Los Angeles area.
The Times reported the suspect, who was unnamed, "implicated himself" in the crime. No motive was clear.
The arrest comes in a period of heightened sensitivity about threats of violence against lawmakers since the assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
Man suspected of threatening former Rep. Watson arrested - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
Yet another Democratic politician is threatened with violence. I think this is the fourth? arrest for death threats against Democratic Congresspeople, former lawmakers, and/or offices that I've heard about in just the last couple weeks.
And that dosn't include Gabrielle Giffords.