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Radio News: Threats against CNN

Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a 19-year-old Michigan man, Brandon Griesemer, made 22 calls to CNN threatening to go to Atlanta headquarters and kill employees. The FBI arrested him last week, and he was released hours later on $10,000 bail. “I’m smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.” He allegedly told a CNN operator in one call, "Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down." The same day news of the threat was announced, President Donald Trump tweeted about "Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN," about another issue. A CNN statement said, “We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces around the world extremely seriously. This one is no exception. We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people.” Griesemer had made a threatening call to an Ann Arbor mosque in September.