- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Newton man has been charged in federal court with threatening a federal official.

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Des Moines says Joshua Maurice McGinley called U.S. Capitol Police on June 17 and during the conversation threatened an agent by telling him he was going to kill him.

The complaint signed by Jason Bell, a special agent with the U.S. Capitol Police, says McGinley has called the center several times using profane and harassing language and in 2013 called and threatened to blow up the U.S. Capitol, the White House and the Washington Monument.

McGinley was indicted on June 26 on charges of threatening a federal law enforcement official and making an interstate communication of threat.

His public defense attorney did not immediately return a message.

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