A Syracuse man is facing federal charges after allegedly calling U.S. Rep. John Katko's office and threatening to kill the congressman and his family.
Patrick D. Angelo, 28, has been charged with interstate communication of a threat and threatening a federal official. He appeared in federal court Wednesday and is being held pending a detention hearing Friday.
The charges stem from a phone call Angelo allegedly made on Oct. 19 to Katko's Washington office. According to a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's office, Angelo left a voicemail message and threatened to kill Katko and his family if the congressman didn't support net neutrality.
Prosecutors provided the text of the message in the complaint against Angelo.