Pittsburgh-area Man, Harry E. Miller Indicted for Sending Threatening Communications to Members of Congress
PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A resident of suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of sending threatening communications in interstate commerce, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced it.
The three-count Indictment named Harry E. Miller, 62, of Ross Township, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
“Threatening to injure members of Congress is a crime, not protected-speech,” said U.S. Attorney Brady. “As the events of the past year show, there are individuals intent on harming our public servants and law enforcement. We will vigorously and proactively investigate, disrupt and prosecute those individuals when they violate federal law.”
“The threats alleged in this indictment were aimed at sitting lawmakers and crossed a line,” said FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent in Charge Michael Christman. “The First Amendment does not give people the right to threaten anyone. Rest assured the FBI takes all threats seriously and will stop at nothing to let those who threaten violence know what the inside of a jail cell looks like.”
“The mission of the United States Capitol Police is to protect the Congress, the U.S.