JUST IN: Man arrested for threatening GOP senator (video)


After Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) placed his vote in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare, a threatening note was left near the door of his office on July 16, prompting a police investigation.

The note read, “Sen. Heller, I am sick and will die without continued medical care. If I’m going to die because you voted to repeal or replace with a death bill, I will take you with me. If I’m going to die so are you.”

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department now have a suspect in custody and announced Monday that they have arrested Richard Holley, 62, saying he was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Clark County Detention Center. He faces charges of extortion, burglary and intimidating a public officer.

Surveillance cameras captured a man walking into the office building on Sunday, July 16, wearing shorts, a t-shirt, black sunglasses and a baseball cap. Video footage was even clear enough for authorities to see that the man had blue tennis shoes with orange shoelaces.

Especially concerning to authorities was how the man got into the building in the first place, as it was supposed to be closed that day. Normally, to get inside, a person must go through the front door and up an elevator, then buzz into an intercom before being allowed into a waiting area.

Nothing was stolen, but the “death threat” note was left for Heller.

On Monday, police caught their suspect, who reportedly has Type 2 diabetes, and his wife, who has a number of health issues, including osteoporosis, blood pressure problems, and eye issues.

The Washington Examiner reported that Holley was also arrested in 2009 for petit larceny.

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