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California man arrested in alleged Gaetz death threat

House Justice
Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 16:12:19-04

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A California man will face a judge in Florida after allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Matt Gaetz after the U.S. Capitol riot.

Court records show Eugene Huelsman was arrested last week in the Los Angeles area. He was indicted in May in federal court in Florida.

Huelsman is charged with calling the Florida Republican's office on Jan. 9 and making a threat against Gaetz and his family.

The indictment refers to Huelsman’s alleged target only as M.G. but a spokesman for Gaetz confirmed that the congressman was the subject of the threat.

Huelsman is scheduled to appear in Pensacola on Friday.