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Robert Chain, man who threatened Boston Globe, had 20 guns in home: Prosecutors

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California man was arrested by the FBI for allegedly making
threatening phone calls to The Boston Globe in which he echoed
President Donald Trump.

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  • A California man who prosecutors say threatened to
    shoot Boston Globe employees in a series of phone calls this
    month had 20 guns seized by law enforcement during a search of
    his home. 
  • Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, California, was arrested
    by the FBI on Thursday.
  • The FBI says Chain made 14 calls to the Globe in August
    after the newspaper called on other news outlets to take a
    public stand against Trump for routinely calling media the
    “enemy of the people.”

A California man who prosecutors say threatened to shoot Boston
Globe employees in a series of phone calls this month had 20 guns
seized by law enforcement during a search of his home, officials
said.

Robert Chain, 68, of Encino California, was arrested by the FBI
on Thursday. A Los Angeles judge has since set bond at
$50,000 for Chain, The
Associated Press reported
. It’s not clear whether the
guns found in Chain’s home were acquired legally. 

The FBI says Chain made 14 calls to the Globe in August
after the newspaper called on other news outlets to take a public
stand against Trump for routinely calling media the “enemy of the
people.”

According to court documents,
Chain echoed language that has been frequently employed by
President Donald Trump
 in his phone calls to the Boston
newspaper.

In one such phone call, according to the documents, Chain
said, “You’re the enemy of the people, and we’re going to kill
every f—ing one of you. Hey, why don’t you call the F, why
don’t you call Mueller, maybe he can help you out buddy. … I’m
going to shoot you in the f—ing head later today, at 4
o’clock.”

Authorities say there’s no evidence Chain planned to travel
to Boston, but prosecutor Matt Rosenbaum contended he’s a
danger to the community and should remain in
custody. 

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