72-year-old man charged with threatening to kill East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell and his kids

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By Mary Kay Mallonee | CNN

A Florida man, 72, was arrested Wednesday and charged with threatening to kill Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell and his children in several voicemail messages allegedly left at the lawmaker’s office in Washington, DC.

Michael Shapiro called Swalwell’s office the evening of December 19 from his home in Greenacres, according to court records, and left five threatening voicemail messages. The member is not identified in the court documents, but Swalwell confirmed that he and his family were the target of Shapiro’s threats.

“I’m gonna come after you and kill you,” Shapiro said in one message, according to court records.

“I’m gonna kill your children,” Shapiro threatened in another voice message, investigators said in the court records.

In some of the expletive-filled messages Shapiro called Shapiro “a Chinese spy” and a “greaseball,” the records stated.

An investigator with the US Capitol Police Investigations Division, Threat Assessment Section, wrote in the court documents that phone records matched the phone that called the member’s office with a phone owned by Shapiro.




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2024-01-04 13:55:45 , Hayward – East Bay Times

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