News

FBI says 66-year-old man arrested after March threat against Rep. Brown-Waite

The man, Erik Lawrence Pidrman, was arrested by FBI and local law enforcement agents Sunday afternoon.

{mosads}Pidrman left a voice mail at Brown-Waite’s district office saying, “Just wanna let you know I have 27 people that are going to make sure that this ***** does not live to see her next term.”

The message came during a spate of threats made to members of Congress from both political parties in the wake of the vote on controversial healthcare reform legislation last month.

Several arrests have been made since, including of individuals who threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

Pidrman is expected to appear in federal court Monday. The case is being handled by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Florida.

Tags Eric Cantor Patty Murray
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video