- Associated Press - Sunday, October 1, 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A spokesman for a New Jersey congressman says their office was the one allegedly targeted and threatened by a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Federal prosecutors say Joseph Brodie threatened to assault and kill a congressman and his staff in threats that were made via telephone and email Sept. 15 and 19. They didn’t identify the lawmaker, but a spokesman for Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s office told the Courier-Post (https://on.cpsj.com/2kbAfzY) it was his office that was targeted.

Prosecutors say Brodie was initially arrested on weapons charges Sept. 20 after state police went to his home to do a welfare check. They say the 38-year-old Millville man had contacted the lawmaker to complain about a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic.

It’s not known if Brodie has retained an attorney.

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Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), https://www.courierpostonline.com/

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