Mississippi man charged with threatening to harm federal judge

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Mississippi man charged with threatening to harm federal judge
USAF / Joshua Magbanua

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Justice Department says a Mississippi man has been charged with threatening to harm a federal judge at a U.S. district courthouse in New Orleans.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana says 46-year-old Bryant Harris was indicted Friday.

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A criminal complaint obtained by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate accuses Harris of calling U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan’s office in February and complaining angrily to a staffer about the city’s police department, before asking how many employees he would need to “take out to get to the judge.”

Harris’ arraignment was set for August. The newspaper says his attorney declined to comment.

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