Tulsa, Oklahoma 2020-10-17 17:45:00 –
Wichita, Kansas — Officials said a retired firefighter who was upset by the Wichita Mask Ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor of the largest city in Kansas.
Police said the 59-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Friday, could face alleged criminal threats, Wichitaigle reported.
Democratic Mayor Brandon Whipple asked about the mayor’s address and said someone had read a text message received by another city official who threatened his life.
“He said he was going to kidnap me and cut my throat. He was my servant because I had to meet the hangman, that is, everyone doing something about me and tyranny. I needed an address, “whippedle said.
“The person seems very angry about his duty to mask and said something about not being able to see his mother because of COVID restrictions on Elderly Housing with Care,” he said.
Wichita police spokesman Charley Davidson said other local civil servants were not believed to have been targeted.
The arrest occurs after authorities say they have blocked plans to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Authorities allege that members of two rebel paramilitary groups participated in the plot in the case. Six men have been charged in federal court for colluding to abduct the Democratic governor. The other eight have been indicted in state court for counts, including providing physical assistance to acts of terrorism.
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