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Pilot Who Threatened to Crash Into Walmart Lands

Mississippi officials report no injuries and say suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the plane landing. A small airplane that circled over a Mississippi city for hours on Saturday morning while the pilot threatened to crash the aircraft into a Walmart store has landed safely in a field, the FAA reported. Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted that...

Utah Candidate Says He Was Threatened With a Gun

Man pleads not guilty to brandishing a gun at Evan McMullin

(Newser) - A driver faces charges after he was accused by Evan McMullin of threatening the US Senate candidate along a southern Utah road after a campaign event in April. In a court filing, McMullin said the driver, Jack Aaron Whelchel, pulled alongside and forced the car in which McMullin and his...

This Nation Just Nixed a Huge LGBTQ Event in Europe

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says his nation can't host EuroPride due to extremist threats

(Newser) - Serbia won't allow a pan-European LGBTQ Pride event to take place in Belgrade next month, the president said Saturday, citing threats from right-wing extremists and fears of clashes. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced the decision to cancel the Sept. 12-18 EuroPride celebration during a news conference, in which he...

GOP Tweet Saying to Shoot US Agents Brings Twitter Ban

Republican in Florida statehouse race suggests threat was taken out of context, though he stands by it

(Newser) - US officials, including the FBI director, have decried an increase in threats to federal agents. There have been attempts to carry out such threats , as well. Another one was posted Thursday on Twitter, saying: "Under my plan, all Floridians will be able to shoot FBI, IRS, ATF, and all...

Lollapalooza Guard Accused of Ill-Chosen Attempt to Ditch Work

Janya Williams, 18, allegedly sent message to co-worker about a supposed shooting threat

(Newser) - A teen security guard for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago last week has been arrested after allegedly making a phony mass-shooting threat so she could try to clock out early. Per the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times , Cook County prosecutors say Janya Williams, 18, was working the fest on...

Cheney Calls Trump 'Domestic Threat' We've Never Dealt With

Former president's actions were 'more threatening than we could have imagined'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is "a domestic threat that we have never faced before," Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said Wednesday, following damning testimony against the former president, who's reportedly eying a return to power. He's "gone...

In Brazil, a Troubling Clue Emerges Over Missing Duo

Blood is found on boat of fisherman who was one of the last to see journalist, guide alive

(Newser) - Blood has been found in the search for a British journalist and his indigenous guide who vanished Sunday in Brazil's remote Amazon rainforest. The blood, to be tested to determine whether it is human or animal, was found on the boat of fisherman Amarildo da Costa, known locally as...

Armed Man Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh's Home

Authorities say he'd been making threats against the Supreme Court justice

(Newser) - Police in Maryland arrested an armed man near the home of Brett Kavanaugh, and they say he told officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice, reports the Washington Post . The suspect hasn't been identified and has been described only as a man in his 20s from California....

Police Took Shooting Suspect for Evaluation Last Year

Police say he made a threat about carrying out a shooting at his high school

(Newser) - Police became aware of the suspect now being held in the mass shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket last year, after they said he threatened an attack at his high school. State troopers were called to Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, New York, last June, the AP reports. They...

'Serious' Threats on Pompeo Spur Big Government- Paid Security Tab

State Dept. is reportedly paying more than $2M a month to protect ex-secretary of state, former aide

(Newser) - The State Department says it's paying more than $2 million per month to provide 24-hour security to ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a former top aide, both of whom face "serious and credible" threats from Iran. The department told Congress in a report that the cost of...

Butterfly Sanctuary Shuts Down Over QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Harassment, threats at Texas' National Butterfly Center led to sanctuary's 'difficult decision'

(Newser) - For most, the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, is a gathering place for nature lovers. For a group of QAnon conspiracy theorists, it's a site rife with human trafficking—a debunked suspicion that has led to so much harassment and threats that the sanctuary has now announced it'...

Suspect Arrested After UCLA Mass Shooting Threat

Boulder police say Matthew Harris also threatened violence in that city

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Harris' arrest. A former University of California, Los Angeles lecturer accused of threatening a mass shooting is now in custody. Police in Boulder, Colorado say Matthew Harris barricaded himself inside his home but was taken into custody peacefully after around three hours,...

Mom's Remarks Over Face Masks Lead to Charges

Amelia King at Thursday school board meeting in Va.: 'I will bring every single gun loaded'

(Newser) - A Virginia mom who insists she wasn't trying to threaten anyone with her remarks at a local school board meeting this week has been charged. CBS News reports that on Thursday, the board for Page County Schools convened a special meeting to vote on Gov. Glenn Youngkin's recent...

Feds: His GPS Was Set for WH, With Big Names on 'Hit List'

Calif.'s Kuachua Brillion Xion, 25, told officials he was headed to DC to 'kill persons in power'

(Newser) - Three days into his road trip from California to Washington, DC, a 25-year-old man was pulled over for driving aggressively by police in the Midwest, but it turned out to be not a typical traffic stop. NBC News reports Kuachua Brillion Xiong was pulled over Dec. 21 in Iowa's...

Middle School Teacher Faces Felony Charge Over Threatening Notes

Mich. art teacher Johnna Rhone denies she left threats insinuating future school violence

(Newser) - A Michigan school district says a well-regarded middle school art teacher with two decades under her belt may have wanted to start her holiday break a little too early. Just weeks after a mass shooting at a Detroit-area high school that left four students dead, 59-year-old Johnna Rhone, an instructor...

Man Sentenced to Prison After Threats to CNN Anchors

Robert Lemke also threatened members of Congress, including on Jan. 6

(Newser) - A California man is headed to prison for three years after threatening 50 people who stated that President Biden won the 2020 presidential election, including CNN anchors and members of Congress. "We have armed members near your home," 36-year-old Robert Lemke, who claimed to be part of a...

In Parkland, a New Threat: 'I Hope Y'all Aren't Snitches'

17-year-old junior arrested after hinting at school shooting at Stoneman Douglas

(Newser) - A South Florida teenager has been arrested after investigators learned he made a threat against Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day in 2018. A caller reported seeing the threat late Wednesday night, according to the Broward Sheriff'...

In Secret Recording, One GOP Candidate Threatened Another

Fla.'s William Braddock warned of possible 'hit squad' for Anna Paulina Luna, per Politico

(Newser) - Days after a Republican congressional candidate in Florida accused a rival of plotting to kill her , the tape is out. "I really don't want to have to end anybody's life for the good of the people of the United States of America ... but if it needs to...

Top Cop Threatened Man With Fake Arrest

Brian Buglio was apparently upset by critical Facebook comments

(Newser) - A police chief in Pennsylvania is now out of a job and facing prison time after allegedly threatening to jail a man who insulted him on Facebook. In February 2020, East Stroudsburg resident Paul DeLorenzo had penned a Facebook post in which he accused West Hazleton Police Chief Brian Buglio...

Target to Stop Selling Pokemon Cards in 'Abundance of Caution'

Trading cards are rising in value and spurring threats; store also won't sell MLB, NFL, NBA cards

(Newser) - If you're looking to add to your stash of Pokemon trading cards, don't head to your local Target: The retail giant has decided to no longer sell them after a violent confrontation last week in a Target parking lot. Starting Friday, Target will no longer sell trading cards...

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