BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Los Angeles man has pleaded not guilty to making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe.
A federal grand jury indicted 68-year-old Robert Chain of Encino last week. He was arrested at his home August 30.READ MORE: 'It Was My Dream': Bill Shields Retires After 41 Years At WBZ
Chain is charged with making 14 threatening calls to the Globe newsroom between Aug. 10 and Aug. 22. They started after the Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to condemn President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media.
Prosecutors said 20 guns were seized during a search of Chain’s home but they didn’t indicate whether any of them are believed to be illegally owned.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Ready To Go For Those Eligible In Massachusetts
If convicted of the threats, Chain faces up to five years in prison.
Chain was freed from custody last month after agreeing to pay $50,000 if he violates any terms of his release.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)