- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Norwegian man charged with making threats against Maine police officers is due in a Portland courtroom, where his bail might be set.

Twenty-eight-year-old Espen Brungodt of Norway will appear in U.S. District Court in Portland on Tuesday. Police arrested him Aug. 3 on a charge of making threatening interstate communications.

Brungodt has not entered a plea and his lawyer has declined to comment on the case. He is being held in jail and is appearing in court for a probable cause hearing, followed by a possible bail hearing.

The Portland Press Herald reported last week that it received a threatening email from someone who said it was “time for more police to die.” The email sender threatened to “shoot and kill” officers.

Police later arrested Brungodt at a hotel.


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