Man arrested for allegedly threatening journalists, official

DETROIT (AP) — A man has been arrested after allegedly sending threatening, anti-Semitic and sexually violent messages to Detroit journalists and an elected official.

An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court alleges that 69-year-old Lawrence Steven Brayboy targeted workers at The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. He appeared in court Thursday following his arrest. He’s charged with stalking and making threatening communications.

The Associated Press left a message Friday seeking comment from a court-appointed lawyer.

The Detroit News reports that according to a court filing, the FBI investigated Brayboy for a year-long period in which one writer received at least 65 voicemails that “contained sexually violent threats and/or sexually vulgar language.”

Other journalists received repeated emails and voicemails. He also repeatedly emailed an Ann Arbor official.


Information from: The Detroit News,

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