Threatening Voicemail Left For Seattle Mayor, Man Arrested

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle man has been arrested in connection with a voicemail threatening Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan, police said.

Detectives were told on Tuesday that a man had left a voicemail that morning at the mayor’s office saying he wanted to kill her, the Seattle Police Department said.

Officers identified the caller and determined the call came from a home in Auburn, according to police. Officers arrested a 43-year-old man at the home and booked him in to King County jail for investigation of telephone harassment, police said.

“The Seattle Police Department will fully investigate any threat made against any public official and will work with prosecutors to ensure they are held responsible,” police said.

Seattle detectives have previously investigated several other unrelated threats against city council members, police said.

In February, a Seattle firefighter was arrested and accused of emailing threats to City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.