Massachusetts man arrested in connection to Arizona elections bomb threat

Published: Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 10:46am
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A Massachusetts man arrested today Friday allegedly sent a message containing a bomb threat to an unnamed election official in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

The man allegedly made the threat in mid-February 2021.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, James W. Clark was arrested on suspicion of one count of making a bomb threat, one count of perpetrating a bomb hoax, and one count of communicating an interstate threat.

The indictment alleges Clark sent a message via the website contact form of the Elections Division and stated, “Your attorney general needs to resign by Tuesday February 16th by 9 am or the explosive device impacted in her personal space will be detonated.” 

The indictment also alleges that he utilized a web browser to search for the address of the election official and searched for “how to kill” that person.

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