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Originally published November 5, 2010 at 6:28 AM | Page modified January 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM

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Man accused of threatening Sen. Murray in Spokane

A man who waved a meat cleaver out his car window and threatened to kill Sen. Patty Murray when she was in Spokane last month has been charged with threatening a federal officer.

SPOKANE -- A man who waved a meat cleaver out his car window and threatened to kill Sen. Patty Murray when she was in Spokane last month has been charged with threatening a federal officer.

KREM-TV and KHQ-TV report 50-year-old John Sieler is schedule to appear in federal court Monday for a bail hearing.

Police say Sieler twice drove by a rally outside the TV studio where Murray was holding a campaign debate and yelled profanities and threats at her supporters.

Police arrested him on his third pass and seized the meat cleaver and several knives.

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With information from: KREM-TV, KHQ-TV

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