Jul 7, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Florida man gets 3 years' probation for sending Rep. Omar death threat

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on June 14. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A federal judge sentenced a Florida man on Wednesday to three years of probation for sending a death threat to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The big picture: David Hannon, 67, sent an email to Omar in July 2019 threatening to shoot the congresswoman. He pleaded guilty in April to threatening a federal official.

Driving the news: Hannon is also required to pay a $7,000 fine, undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment and have no contact with Omar, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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