Anger led to alleged threats and arrest

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) The US Attorney prosecuted an Alaska man for alleged threats he made to officials working in the Bureau of Land Management.

    Jay Rolf Armstrong, 52, of Wiseman, received two years in prison and one year of supervised release at a hearing this week.  He threatened to assault federal officials after he was denied certain mining permits in Alaska.

    The news release from the US Attorneys Office in Anchorage said Armstrong made numerous complaints to Bureau of Land Management officials that involved decisions to deny permits for mining on public lands. 

    He apparently visited Washington and made verbal threats and later made two phone calls to government officials and made threats to kill BLM employees.

    Authorities searched his home and allegedly found rifles, shotguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.


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