Authorities say a Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of making death threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer.
San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher says Kevin Joseph O'Connell was arrested Saturday and is jailed on $500,000 bail.
Rohrbacher says the 47-year-old O'Connell was arrested near his home in San Rafael and is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday. It was not clear if he had hired an attorney.
Police say they received reports this week that the threatening messages were left on voicemail at Boxer's office, and they identified the caller as O'Connell. Rohrbacher says police worked with the FBI on the case, but made the arrest themselves and are pursuing state charges.
She says policy prevents her from saying whether O'Connell has a police record or previous contact with authorities.
Al Roker apologizes for smiley-face storm selfie in SC [screenshot]
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions
Dear 'Gun Free Zone' Campus Wizards: Nine Kids Died Because Of Your Stupid Policy
The War on America Turns 50 | Human Events
No George Stephanopoulos, Mass Shootings Are Not Increasing | RedState
Concealed Carrying AF Vet Held Back From Stopping Attack By UCC Staff