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FBI: McSally threatened, Tucson man arrested

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, said her bill, to criminalize the actions of people who are lookouts for border traffickers, grew out of meetins with police and residents on the border. (Photo by Sierra Oshrin, Cronkite News)

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson. (Photo by Sierra Oshrin, Cronkite News)

A Tucson school district employee has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly leaving threatening voicemail messages for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Steve Martan told authorities he was venting frustrations with the Arizona congresswoman’s votes in support of President Donald Trump.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Martan left three messages May 2 and May 10 on the congressional office voicemail including one that allegedly threatened to shoot McSally.

The newspaper says other voicemails told McSally to be careful when she returns to Tucson and her days “were numbered.”

Court records show the 58-year-old Martan has been released on his own recognizance, but must wear an electronic monitoring device. He’s prohibited from contacting McSally or possessing a firearm or weapon.

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