BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges that he sent threatening letters and packages containing white powder to federal officials, including one that had a death threat against President Donald Trump.
Kevin Johnson, of Southwick, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of conveying false information and hoaxes and mailing threatening communication to a federal law enforcement officer.
Federal prosecutors allege Johnson threw an envelope at the front door of the FBI’s Springfield office that included a handwritten note that said: “Death to TRUMP.”
Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Johnson also sent packages containing white powder to the Springfield offices of the FBI and the Social Security Administration. The powder turned out to be nonhazardous.
His attorney said Thursday he’s reviewing materials in the case and exploring options for a defense.