Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mass. man in custody over alleged threat to Fla. representative

(Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has been arrested for emailing an allegedly threatening message to a Florida state representative over a proposal to toughen immigration laws, authorities in both states said on Tuesday.

Manuel Pintado, 47, of Northampton, Mass., was taken into custody on Monday night pending extradition to Florida, on charges of threatening William Snyder, a Republican Florida state representative, in a January 8 email, police said.

In the unsigned message, Pintado allegedly wrote that Snyder "better just stop that ridiculous law" if he valued his and his family's lives, according to a statement from the Martin County Sheriff's office in Florida...

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