Police arrest woman for threatening to shoot journalist
Jul. 10, 2018
WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a woman for threatening a reporter at a Massachusetts newspaper.
Prosecutors say 64-year-old Amy Zuckerman was arrested Saturday on a warrant for making terroristic threats after she sent an email to a Walpole Times reporter that referenced shooting through the window of the newsroom.
Zuckerman has pleaded not guilty, and she was ordered held without bail Monday.
Walpole police say the reporter received the threat after asking Zuckerman to take him off an email list.
Zuckerman's lawyer says the conversation was "taken out of context." He says Zuckerman was just trying to explain how vulnerable reporters are in their offices.
Police say the newspaper has closed its office, and its four employees are working in different locations until a security guard is hired.