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Capitol Police Investigating Threat Against Rep. Bill Johnson

Capitol Police are investigating a threat against Johnson. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Capitol Police are investigating a threat against Johnson. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Threats against Ohio Republican Rep. Bill Johnson have Capitol Police and the FBI searching for a suspect along with local law enforcement in Salem, Ohio.  

Johnson’s field representative and security director contacted police in the eastern Ohio town at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to report a call to the Salem office from a screaming man who swore at a staffer and made threats toward the congressman, according to local news outlet WYTV . According to the report, the suspect resides outside the community. Lt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Police, confirmed the department has an active, ongoing investigation regarding the case.  

The threats come only a few weeks after news that Capitol Police and the FBI launched an investigation into a possible threat against federal elected officials in a Cincinnati suburb.  

Johnson spokesman Dan Schneider confirmed the report and referred questions about the ongoing investigation to the Capitol Police. The socially conservative congressman is a longtime Air Force officer known for his no-nonsense demeanor. Johnson was first elected to represent Ohio’s 6th District — which covers south and east parts of the state, including portions of Appalachia — in 2010.  

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