Portland Man Arrested for Threatening Governor LePage

Updated 4 years ago

A 50-year-old Portland man is facing federal charges for allegedly sending anonymous letters threatening to kill Gov. Paul LePage.Michael Thomas is scheduled to have a bail hearing Wednesday on charges of mailing threatening communications.Thomas allegedly wrote that LePage was the “devil” and that he would “put a bullet or two” in him if it was the last thing he did.He was arrested Friday after federal agents used DNA to link him to the letters.Thomas is the second person to be charged with threatening LePage since he took office in January. A Penobscot County jail inmate was charged with terrorizing for allegedly writing a note describing how he planned to kill LePage.(Associated Press)


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