Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Boehner Over Unemployment Extension

By Daniel Newhauser
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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An Indiana man has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly threatening to kill Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio over his refusal to pass an unemployment extension, according to court filings. Brandon J. Thompson, 32, of New Castle, Ind., faces federal charges for allegedly making email and telephone threats to an elected official, according to a press release. FBI agents arrested Thompson at his home Thursday night, where he admitted to the charges, according to a criminal complaint. He faced a U.S. magistrate judge Friday morning.