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Federal law enforcement officers arrested a man in California on Thursday after he made repeated threats of violence against the Boston Globe newspaper this month, which included echoing the catchphrase popularized by President Trump that the news media are “the enemy of the people,” officials said.

Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, a neighborhood in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, was charged with one count of making threatening communications in interstate commerce, which comes with a potential penalty of as many as five years in prison. Chain made at least 14 threatening phone calls to the Globe beginning Aug. 10, the FBI said in a statement, after the Globe announced that it was organizing a campaign for newspapers to respond collectively to Trump’s repeated attempts to demonize the media.

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“Anyone — regardless of political affiliation — who puts others in fear for their lives will be prosecuted by this office,” Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, said in a statement. “In a time of increasing political polarization, and amid the increasing incidence of mass shootings, members of the public must police their own political rhetoric. Or we will.”

Harold H. Shaw, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston division, said that “making threats is not a prank, it’s a federal crime.”

Officials said that Chain began making threatening calls to the newsroom immediately after the Globe’s announcement, calling the Globe “the enemy of the people,” lambasting “fake news” and threatening to kill its employees. Many of the calls Chain made to the newspaper were recorded, the criminal complaint alleges. The majority came from a blocked number that officials said they traced to his home after they secured phone records from Verizon.

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