September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police have arrested a man accused of sending profanity-laced threat letters to the mayor of Las Vegas and the state official who's processing his workers compensation claim.
Fifty-four-year-old Alfred Blackwell was booked Oct. 9 on suspicion of intimidating a public officer and remains in jail pending an arraignment Nov. 14.
Police say a letter Blackwell addressed to Mayor Carolyn Goodman described troubles he was having with a workers compensation claim he filed after an on-the-job injury. It went on to say he'd been ignored when he tried to warn world leaders, but promised "ALL HELL!!! will break-out" on Oct. 21, 2013.
A similar letter was sent to a state employee who works with workers compensation claims.
Police say they tracked down Blackwell, who acknowledged he wrote the letter.
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