A Millville man is accused of making treats against Rep. Frank  LoBiondo and the staff at his Mays Landing office.

Joseph Brodie, 38, of Millville, allegedly made the threats by phone and email on Sept. 15 and Sept. 19, the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey said Friday, according to the Courier Post.

The federal prosecutor did not identify the congressman, but LoBiondo spokesman Jason Galanes said his office was targeted.

Brodie, a military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested Sept. 20  by New Jersey State Police troopers conducting a well-being check at his residence.

A search of Brodie’s home found three rifles, two handguns and high capacity ammunition.

Investigators learned Brodie had called the congressman’s office Sept. 19, where, after being upset , he allegedly ended expletive-filled remarks to Galanes by saying, “You’re a dead man.”

According to the Courier Post, Brodie also allegedly said that, "before he would kill himself, he intended to have a ‘blood bath’ and kill everyone at the Republican congressman's office in New Jersey, including the congressman."

LoBiondo, a Ventnor resident, is serving his 12th term in the 2nd District.

 

Source: Courier Post

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