Calif. Man Arrested After Alleged Threats Against Boston Globe

Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 11:16:42-04

(NBC/Boston Globe) – A California man was arrested after authorities say he made threats against employees at the Boston Globe in response to “the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media.”

Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Cali., is charged with one count of making threatening communication in interstate commerce.

According to NBC News, when the Globe called for newspapers around the country to use their opinion pages to counter President Trump’s description of the news media as an “enemy of the people,’’ Chain started calling the Globe and making threats to newsroom employees.

On Aug. 16, when the Globe and newspapers around the county published their editorial and opinion pieces, Chain allegedly called the Globe newsroom and threatened to shoot Globe employees in the head.

In response to the threats, Boston police stationed officers at the Globe’s offices.