Franklin man arrested on death threats against U.S. Senator

Monitor staff
Published: 6/2/2023 3:48:09 PM

A Franklin man was arrested and charged on Friday with threatening to kill a United States Senator, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

The man, identified as Brian Landry, 66, of Franklin allegedly called the district field office of a United States official on May 17 and left a voicemail threatening to kill the senator if they did not change their ways.

Authorities did not identify the senator.

The voicemail allegedly left by Landry said “Hey stupid, I’m a veteran sniper and unless you change your ways, I got my scope pointed in your direction and I’m coming to get you. You’re a dead man walking, you piece of f***ing sh**.”

Investigators identified the phone call as coming from a number associated with Landry, the news release said. When they interviewed Landry, he admitted to having called the senator’s office but did not recall what he said in the voicemail.

If found guilty, Landry could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $25,000. He was arraigned in federal court in Concord on Friday.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Capitol Police were assisted in the investigation by the New Hampshire State Police, the Franklin Police Department and the Manchester Police Department. The news release did not name the senator involved.

Jamie Costa

Jamie Costa joined the Monitor in September 2022 as the city reporter covering all things Concord, from crime and law enforcement to City Council and county budgeting. She graduated from Roger Williams University (RWU) in 2018 with a dual degree in journalism and Spanish. While at RWU, Costa covered the 2016 presidential election and studied abroad in both Chile and the Dominican Republic where she reported on social justice and reported on local campus news for the university newspaper, The Hawks' Herald. Her work has also appeared in The *Enterprise *papers and the *Cortland Standard *and surrounding Central New York publications. Costa was born and raised on Cape Cod and has a love for all things outdoors, especially with her dog.

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