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Mass. Man Accused Of Threatening Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man has been indicted for allegedly making a bomb threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff’s officials say an arrest warrant was issued Monday for 47-year-old Robert Paul Menard of Fall River.

They say deputies have traveled to the Boston area to track down Menard, who had not been arrested as of Wednesday night.

Sheriff’s officials say Menard allegedly threatened to bomb Arpaio’s office in downtown Phoenix several days ago.

They didn’t immediately release any other details of the alleged threat.

The 81-year-old Arpaio started his sixth consecutive term as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county in January.

America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is known for jailing inmates in tents and making prisoners wear pink underwear.

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