FOXBORO (CBS) – A Foxboro man is charged with threatening to kill a town selectman over the issue of a proposed casino in the town.

Prosecutor Matt Freedell said Michael Viscardi threatened to kill Foxboro Selectman Mark Sullivan, who lives just down the street, because Sullivan opposes the proposed casino.

Viscardi, who is a casino supporter, allegedly told Sullivan that he was a “dead man” if he didn’t change his casino vote.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Freedell said, “Viscardi was wielding a hatchet while he was driving down the road and looked in the direction of Mr. Sullivan.”

Viscardi who has a criminal record and is in anger management, is being held on $5,000 cash bail. He was ordered to stay 50 yards away from Sullivan’s home and family.

In court, Viscardi loudly objected, saying he walks his dog and fishes at a lake near Sullivan’s house. The judge told him to find somewhere else to walk his dog.

Last month, Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn unveiled details of a resort casino he hopes to develop near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.


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