PHOENIX - A warrant has been issued for a Massachusetts man who allegedly threatened to bomb the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office several days ago.
Robert Paul Menard, 47, was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury on Monday.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down Menard, of Fall River, in Massachusetts.
Officials with the sheriff’s office say this is the fourth bomb threat against Sheriff Joe Arpaio or his office since April.
One of the threats came in late July from a male suspect in Alberta, Canada threatening to brutally murder Arpaio, his wife and children and then bomb his home, according to MCSO.
The other threats were made in April and May.
Brian Mackiewitz, the lead investigator into the threats against Arpaio, says the increase in the number and seriousness of the recent threats lead him to believe “these are ‘increasingly dangerous times for Sheriff Arpaio and members of his office.’”
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