Chicago man charged after allegedly threatening gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey in voicemail
CHICAGO (25 News Now and NBC Chicago) - A Chicago man has been charged for allegedly leaving a threatening voicemail to Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey.
21-year-old Scott Lennox faces felony threatening a public official, telephone harassment and harassment by electronic communication charges.
NBC Chicago reports that per a Chicago Police Department report, Lennox allegedly left Bailey a voicemail at 10:27 p.m. on October 28 in which he threatened to “mutilate and kill” him.
Bailey said in a statement in part, “we must bring our state together and fight for the safety and prosperity of every Illinoisan.”
In a tweet, Gov. JB Pritzker tweeted that the violent rhetoric and division we’re seeing across our country is unacceptable.
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