MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A California man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Matt Gaetz days after the Capitol riot in January, court records show.
Authorities said Eugene Huelsman, 58, was arrested last week in the Los Angeles area.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
He was indicted in May in federal court in Florida.
Huelsman, of Thousand Oaks, is charged with calling the Florida Republican’s office on Jan. 9 and making a threat against Gaetz and his family.READ MORE: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
The indictment refers to Huelsman’s alleged target only as M.G. but a spokesman for Gaetz has confirmed that the congressman was the subject of the threat.
Court records did not list an attorney for Huelsman. Public records did not list a phone number for Huelsman. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
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