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The Latest: judge sets $50,000 bond in the newspaper threat case

LOS ANGELES – The Latest a man arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill Boston Globe staff about editorial articles to condemn President Donald Trump (all times are local):

4:30 pm

A Los Angeles judge has a bond of $50,000 for a man charged with threatening to kill journalists of The Boston Globe.

Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams set the bond during a court appearance by the 68-year-old Robert Chain. He was Thursday arrested in his home in the Encino area of Los Angeles.

Prosecutor Matt Rosenbaum, argued that the Chain will remain in custody, saying he is a danger to the community, though adding there is no evidence Chain was planning to travel to Boston. He says 20 weapons were seized during the search of the Chain house, but did not indicate whether any of them are probably illegal in the property.

Lawyer Andre Townsend argued for a Chain to be released, saying: he has no criminal record and is not a flight risk.

Authorities say Chain threatens the whole World in retaliation for the coordination of a series of columns condemning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists “the enemy of the people.”

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3 hours

A man who is accused of threatening to kill journalists of The Boston Globe said in 2013 that he had not worked in more than 20 years suffer from health problems.

Robert Necklace made those comments to the court documents filed in a civil case brought against him by the U.S. government over unpaid student loans.

Chain said in a statement filed in the case that he had not worked since 1989 and was receiving Social security benefits.

He said that he had a heart attack in 2005 and had continuing health problems.

Necklace was Thursday arrested in his home in the Encino section of Los Angeles.

The authorities say that he made the threats in retaliation for the whole World to the coordination of a series of columns condemning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

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11:40 pm

A neighbor of the Los Angeles man arrested on charges of threatening to kill Boston Globe employees, says Robert Chain was loud and bombastic.

Tim McGowan said he woke up at 6 a.m. Thursday by three loud knocks when the police raided Chain is in the house.

Federal prosecutors say the Chain which is threats then a Sphere-coordinated series of columns condemning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

McGowan said about 30 heavily armed police officers and a tank-like vehicle outside, and the Necklace finally came in the handcuffs, only wearing boxers.

McGowan, says Chain can often be heard yelling at his television during sporting events.

McGowan, says he can’t imagine that the Chain is following through on threats, but can imagine him making them, because he was a “big mouth”.

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4:40 pm

Federal prosecutors say a California man has been charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees on a World-coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemned President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

Prosecutors said Thursday that the 68-year-old Robert Chain, of Encino, has made more than a dozen threatening phone calls to the Globe in the newsroom between Aug. 10 and Aug. 22.

Prosecutors say on the day that the articles were published in newspapers throughout the country, a Chain called the editorial office and threatened to shoot Globe staff. That threat prompted a police response and increased safety in the newspaper offices.

It was not immediately clear if the Chain has a lawyer. Prosecutors say he is expected to appear in Los Angeles federal court Thursday and will be transferred to Boston at a later date.

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