Man arrested for “terroristic” death threats against CNN’s Don Lemon

An Arkansas man was arrested on Election Day for allegedly making death threats against CNN anchor Don Lemon in more than 40 calls he placed to the network’s headquarters. Authorities said the man also called MSNBC and two top Democrats in Congress, showing a “pattern of harassment toward certain political affiliations.”

Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, as well as 13 misdemeanor counts for threats and harassing communications, according to an affidavit filed in Baxter County Circuit Court.

Matthews allegedly called CNN’s Atlanta headquarters dozens of times between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. Those included three calls Oct. 31, and six calls within 23 minutes on both Nov. 1 and 2, the…

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