U.S. Attorney General for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced a federal grand jury has indicted a Connecticut man who allegedly threatened to kill President Donald Trump and others, according to a Department of Justice news release.
Federal prosecutors have accused Gary Joseph Gravelle of sending a letter threatening to kill the president in September. He’s also accused threatening to harm others and blow up property in Connecticut via the U.S. mail, email, and telephone.
On Thursday, a federal grand jury in New Haven indicted the 51-year-old Gravelle on 16 counts that could land him in prison for up to 140 years.
Gravelle, who is also known as Roland Prejean, was identified as a member of the American Knights of Anarchy, or AKA, according to the court documents, the New Haven Register reported.
What are the details?
Gravelle allegedly mailed several letters that contained a white powder along with a piece of paper that said, “You Die” and “Anthrax is an acute infections disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, a category A agent,” according to court documents, the newspaper reported.
In the letter to Trump, which also included a white powder, Gravelle allegedly wrote, “I, Gary Gravelle, … as a faithful soldier of the AKA, am coming to KILLDonald Trump … ”
The powdery substance turned out to be harmless, officials said.