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Virginia Beach man arrested after violently threatening Democratic Senator Mark Warner: report

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A Virginia Beach man has been arrested after threatening Senator Mark Warner on Tuesday.

According to local TV station WTKR, the man, Anthony Butkiewicz III, left several threatening voicemails at Senator Warner’s Richmond office and has subsequently been detained.

Butkiewicz was officially charged with “a single-count indictment with threatening to assault Warner, with intent to impede, intimidate, and interfere with Warner while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties,” per WTKR.

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The news station reported that Butkiewicz’s first threat against the Senator was when he demanded the Senator hold a town hall event. “I would personally like to stand face to face with you and I will punch you in the jaw,” the station reported the man saying, per court records. “And you can lock me up and put me in jail, my friend! I ain’t got a problem with it,” he continued in the threat.

The phone threats then escalated further, with the defendant allegedly stating to Warner in a voicemail message:  “[S]tick your head between your f*****g legs and kiss your a** goodbye because we’ve got a bullet right for your ear!”

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