Man accused of threat against Specter

July 3, 2009 10:31:05 AM PDT
Authorities say a Mandan man is accused of making a telephone threat to Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Mandan Deputy Chief Paul Leingang says the man was interviewed on Tuesday, at the request of the U.S. Capitol Police.

Leingang says the man's telephone message indicated that he would travel to Washington, D.C., and assassinate the senator.

Leingang says the man told police that he was intoxicated when he made the call and said it was "stupid." Leingang says the man gave no motive for the call.

Leingang says Mandan police have finished their assistance in the case. Leingang says he's unsure how it will be handled by the Capitol Police.

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