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Man arrested, indicted on charges after allegedly threatening Congressman Diane Black

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man was arrested and indicted on charges that he threatened Congressional Member Diane Black.  

According to an indictment, Clifton Ward threatened to assault and murder Congressman Black, who is also a candidate for governor.  

Officials said the threats were left in a voicemail at one of the congressman's district offices.  

Congressman Black wouldn't provide details on the threats but said they were serious enough that a grand jury indicted Ward.  

The threats came shortly after Congressman Black introduced the Border Wall Trust Fund Act to provide funding for President Donald Trump's border wall.  

In 2017, there were at least 2,000 threats against members of Congress.  
 


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