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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One Comment

  1. swhit says:

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

    1. Sandra Bryant says:

      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.

      1. Nameless Person says:

        Well said Sandra.

  2. Harp says:

    swit – These threats occurred _before_ the AZ shootings.

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