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Man accused of threats to congressman's staff due in court

5 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Monday, March 06 2017 Mar 6, 2017 March 06, 2017 6:47 AM March 06, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

ATLANTA - An Atlanta man accused of threatening the staff of U.S. Rep. John Lewis is set to appear in court for a hearing to decide whether he'll continue to be held in custody.

The detention hearing for 42-year-old Dante Antoine Rosser is set for 11 a.m. Monday in Atlanta.

Newly unsealed court records say Lewis' Atlanta-based staff members expressed "grave concerns" for their safety after Rosser visited their office, and also made repeated phone calls.

The FBI says he made 46 calls over a two-day period and demanded the congressman's staff seek "financial reparations" for his family.

The recently unsealed criminal complaint says Rosser threatened to "splatter their heads all over the ground."

He's charged with threatening to assault a federal official.

Rosser's public defender Nicole Kaplan has declined to comment.

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