- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 9, 2001

An Alexandria, Va. man has been sentenced to six years in a federal prison for sending a threatening letter to the White House.
Carl William Blaise was in a local jail for stalking a co-worker when he mailed a letter threatening then-President Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, who was a presidential candidate at the time.
The letter, which arrived at the White House in April of last year, stated that "the president must die." It also said Mr. Bush would be "terminated" if he won last year's election. The letter used the return address of the jail and was signed, "Sincerely, Carl B."
Blaise pleaded guilty last September to sending the letter. He was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria.
In a separate incident, a man arrested Friday outside the White House with a hunting knife has been ordered held for a psychiatric evaluation in D.C. Superior Court.
William Duncan, 26, was charged with one count of possessing an illegal weapon. Police say a small arsenal of weapons was found in his nearby truck.
Mr. Duncan told authorities he has no permanent address, but was traveling from Arizona to New York and stopped in Washington. His arrest warrant says he told authorities he came heavily armed to Washington to help fight the "war on terrorism."
The Bureau of Forensic Services at St. Elizabeths Hospital is to evaluate Mr. Duncan and report its findings to a hearing examiner tomorrow.

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