US man faces up to 140 years in prison for threatening to kill Trump

CONNECTICUT: A man has been indicted in the US after prosecutors say he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent others bomb threats and mail containing suspicious white powder, according to court documents.

Gary Gravelle, 51, was indicted on 16 counts, including that he threatened the president in September 2018 by sending an envelope containing white powder and the handwritten message “You Die”.

He sent similar envelopes to a synagogue, a mosque and a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), according to the indictment.

The note claimed the powder was a biotoxin but it was found to be harmless, officials said.

Gravelle also sent emails and made phone calls threatening to detonate bombs in Vermont, Washington and at various locations in Connecticut, including government buildings and a mental health facility.

If convicted of all 16 counts, he could face a maximum prison sentence of 140 years.