FBI: Puerto Rican who threatened feds arrested

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 5:05 PM

A man turned himself in after being charged with threatening federal officials, allegedly making several threatening calls against the chief U.S. prosecutor and a judge in Puerto Rico, the FBI said Monday.

Hector Luis Colon is accused of calling a federal office to say there was a $15,000 contract to kill U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez and calling 911 a day later to report a car bomb targeting Rodriguez.

FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez, who is not related to the prosecutor, said the 34-year-old Colon also called the U.S. Marshal Service to report a plot to kill U.S. District Federal Judge Jose Fuste.

Rodriguez said the three calls were traced to several public pay phones.

Attorney Victor Gonzalez, who was appointed to represent Colon, said he is receiving help for mental health problems.

The charges Colon faces carry a maximum penalty of six years in prison.