Palm Springs Man Arrested For Threats Against Congressman

Allegedly made expletive-laden phone calls

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A Palm Springs man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making expletive-laden phone calls threatening to kill a congressman from Washington state.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports.

In a December phone call, Charles Turner Habermann, 32, allegedly threatened to kill Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., his friends and his family, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Habermann was expected to make an initial court appearance at 3 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Riverside.

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  • swhit

    Here we go. This is what Az shooting has given us – the politicians right to ensuring they do not hear anything from us voters!

    • Sandra Bryant

      There is a very big difference between stating ones concerns about how political decisions affect our lives and attempting to kill or threatening to harm the politicians of this or any other country.

      • Nameless Person

        Well said Sandra.

  • Harp

    swit – These threats occurred _before_ the AZ shootings.

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