Tennessee man accused of threatening congressman's family arrested

Tennessee man accused of threatening congressman's family arrested

November 3rd, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Eric Cantor

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A Lenoir City, Tenn. man accused of threatening the family of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was arrested on Wednesday, officials said.

Glendon Swift, 62, was charged with threatening to assault or murder a member of the immediate family of a U.S. official, FBI spokeswoman Stacie Bohanan said in a news release. If convicted, he could receive a maximum of 10 years in prison, she said.

Court documents reported that an unknown male left two voice mail messages at Cantor's Glen Allen, Va., office on Oct. 27. In the screaming, profanity-laden messages, the caller said he was going to destroy Cantor, rape his daughter and kill his wife, Bohanan said.

The phone number was traced to Swift, Bohanan said.

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