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Newark NJ, A federal jury convicted a New Jersey man March 7 of threatening to assault and murder federal law enforcement officers in 2019. The jury found Frank Monte, 51, guilty of three counts of threatening a federal law enforcement officer and two counts of transmitting threats in interstate commerce.
Monte threatened to “shoot up” a police officer amid repeated calls July 21, 2019, to the emergency line of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police at the VA Lyons hospital campus. On October 15, 2019, he said he would assault a particular U.S. Secret Service special agent during a phone call with a staff member at the office of a U.S. congressman. Three days later, Monte threatened to assault the same special agent during a call to the U.S. Capitol Police. Monte previously served three years in prison for aggravated harassment after placing over 400 phone calls to Donald Trump’s office and making repeated visits beginning in July 2012. He faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled July 12.