Man Accused of Threatening to Kill US House Leader John Boehner

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Man Accused of Threatening to Kill US House Leader John Boehner

File photo of US House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Associated Press)

Washington:  Federal prosecutors allege that a man threatened to murder US House Speaker John Boehner last fall.

A grand jury indictment identifies the accused man as Michael R Hoyt of Ohio. Boehner's congressional district includes part of eastern Ohio.

A spokesman for Boehner, Michael Steel, says the speaker is aware of the situation and sincerely thanks the FBI, the Capitol Police and the local authorities in Ohio for their efforts.

The Capitol Police could not be reached for immediate comment.




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