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Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Vivek Ramaswamy, Attendees At Campaign Event



A New Hampshire man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy along with attendees at a campaign event scheduled for Monday in Portsmouth, officials said.
Tyler Anderson, 30, was charged with transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure the person of another, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
According to prosecutors, Anderson received a text message from the Ramaswamy campaign notifying him of an upcoming event in Portsmouth. On Dec. 8, Anderson allegedly replied to the text message, stating, Great, another opportunity for me to blow his brains out! and Im going to kill everyone who attends and then feed_beginning.rss feed_item.rss their corpses.
If convicted, Anderson faces up to five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The threat was investigated by the FBI along with the Dover and Portsmouth Police Departments.
Ramaswamy had a number of events scheduled in New Hampshire Sunday and Monday, before his campaign moves to Iowa.
On Sunday, the campaign hosted an event at Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach, about 15 miles south of Portsmouth. On Monday, a Stand With Crypto town hall event was scheduled at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium in Manchester, followed by a Future of Conservatism town hall at Stark Brewing Company, also in Manchester.
On Tuesday, the Ramaswamy campaign has six town halls scheduled in Iowa.
TMX contributed to this article.