California man, 68, is arrested for threatening to bomb and shoot staff at The Boston Globe because he ‘was angry about their Trump editorials’
- Robert Chain was arrested in Encino on Thursday over the apparent threats
- He is said to have called the newspaper after it published a scathing anti-Trump editorial on August 16
- Chain called the newspaper the true ‘enemy of the people’, borrowing from Trump’s description of the press
- He will appear in court on Thursday afternoon then will be extradited to Massachusetts
A California man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to bomb and shoot staff of The Boston Globe in retaliation for the newspaper’s critical editorials about President Trump.
Robert Chain, 68, was arrested in Encino on Thursday after making the threats in phone calls to the Massachusetts newspaper which he described as ‘the enemy of the people’, borrowing from Trump’s unflattering descriptions of the press.
According to prosecutors, he called the newspaper after it made a rally cry to other outlets to publish editorials about Trump’s combative relationship with what he calls the ‘mainstream media’.
Over the course of a week, he called employees 14 times threatening to kill them, the US Attorney’s Office said.
Robert Chain made the threats towards The Boston Globe in multiple phone calls over the course of a week. The newspaper’s offices are pictured
Chain is scheduled to appear in court in Encino on Thursday afternoon before being extradited to Boston to face charges.
Among the recorded calls is one where he allegedly threatened to shoot at journalist in the head at 4pm that day.
”You’re the f****** enemy of the people and we’re going to kill every f****** one of you.
‘Hey, why don’t you call the F, why don’t you call Mueller, maybe he can help you out buddy. Still there f****t? Alright, why, you going to trace my call?
‘What are you going to do motherf*****? You ain’t going to do s***. I’m going to shoot you in the f****** head later today. 4 o’clock. Goodbye,’ he said.