In a shocking incident, an Alaska man has been arrested and federally charged for allegedly making interstate threats to kidnap and injure a current US Senator. The accused, Arther Graham, 46, reportedly threatened to murder an unidentified female senator and ‘wear her skin’ as clothes on a web form page submission in September.
Graham was apprehended by special agents from the U.S. Capitol Police and FBI last month and is currently being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex in Alaska. If found guilty of the federal charges, he could face imprisonment for up to five years.
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The court documents do not reveal the identity or the state of the targeted senator, but they confirm that the senator is female.
The threat made by Graham read: ‘Well, it’s after business hours and my landlady hasn’t delivered the eviction papers yet like she promised…I’m gonna cut off your skin and wear it as clothes.’
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While the only female senator in Alaska is Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, it is unlikely that the threats were directed towards her as Graham is charged with making interstate threats, indicating that aspects of the crime crossed state lines. Representatives for Murkowski declined to comment or confirm if the threat was directed towards her.
Graham had identified himself in the web submission using his complete name, email address, phone number, and home address. When interviewed by FBI agents at his home in Kenai, he admitted to sending the email to the senator and acknowledged that he knew that sending the message was against the law.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Graham has been involved in such incidents. According to reports, he had sent several profane and threatening messages in 2019 and 2020 to a New York-based journalist known for his coverage of a sex cult. However, the journalist did not press any charges against Graham at the time.
Graham’s first trial hearing for allegedly threatening the senator is scheduled to take place soon. It remains unknown how he intends to plea in court. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the threats and dangers public servants face, even in the most developed nations.
In conclusion, it is crucial that we ensure the safety and security of our elected officials. They should be able to serve their constituents without fear of such horrifying threats. The law enforcement agencies must be commended for their swift action in apprehending the accused and ensuring the safety of the senator.