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Man Charged With Death Threat to Rep. Maxine Waters

A federal grand jury charged a Los Angeles-area man with threatening Congresswoman Maxine Waters in a phone call to her Washington office, because of her criticism of President Trump.

LOS ANGELES (CN) — A federal grand jury charged a Los Angeles-area man with threatening Congresswoman Maxine Waters in a phone call to her Washington office, because of her criticism of President Trump.

The indictment charges Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, of San Pedro with threatening a U.S. official.

“If you continue to make threats toward the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine, ’cause we’ll kill you,” Lloyd said in a voicemail, according to an affidavit seeking his arrest.

Lloyd was arrested on Nov. 9 and released on $20,000 bond. The indictment was returned Friday. He also called Waters a nigger and used an insulting term for gay people, according to the affidavit, cited by the L.A. Times on Monday.

If convicted, Scott faces up to 10 years in federal prison. His arraignment is set for Dec. 7.

The tart-tongued Waters is a frequent critic of Donald Trump.

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