SEATTLE – A California man has been arrested on charges that he made threatening phone calls to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott last month.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle says 32-year-old Charles Turner Habermann, of Palm Springs, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
Investigators say he made two expletive-filled phone calls on Dec. 9 threatening to kill the liberal Seattle Democrat and his friends and family.
The FBI interviewed him the next day and said he admitted making the calls, as well as one to a California congresswoman who was not named.
He is expected to appear in federal court in Riverside, Calif., Wednesday afternoon. A message left on his phone was not immediately returned, and his attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.