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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles man is free on bond after being charged with making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe for what he allegedly called “treasonous” attacks on President Trump.

Sixty-eight-year-old Robert Chain was arrested Thursday morning at his home in the Encino neighborhood. A neighbor says 30 heavily armed officers took him into custody. Prosecutors say more than 20 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized.

Chain later appeared in federal court, where a judge refused to detain him. Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams said Chain could be freed on a guarantee to pay $50,000 if he violates any terms of his release.

This photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chain, a retiree with no criminal record, is charged with making 14 calls to the Globe newsroom, some calling employees “the enemy of the people.”

His wife, an attorney, declined comment.

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Durkin Richer reported from Boston. Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed from New York.

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This photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

This photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Surrounded by a white picket fence, this photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Surrounded by a white picket fence, this photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

This photo shows the corner of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

This photo shows the corner of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

This photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

This photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Surrounded by a white picket fence this photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Surrounded by a white picket fence this photo shows the front entrance of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Cars are parked in the driveway of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Cars are parked in the driveway of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

An FBI agent leaves the home of Robert Chain in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

An FBI agent leaves the home of Robert Chain in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

This photo shows the driveway of Robert Chain's house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper's offices and kill journalists, whom he called the "enemy of the people," federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

This photo shows the driveway of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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