CONCORD - An Amherst man was arrested on a federal complaint charging him with threatening members of Congress, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced on Monday.
The complaint alleges that on Dec. 16 and 17, Ryder Winegar, 33, left voicemails at the offices of six members of the U.S. Congress in which he identified himself by name or identified his telephone number.
The voicemails threatened to hang the members of Congress if they did not "get behind Donald Trump." For example, in one message, Winegar allegedly said, "I got some advice for you. Here's the advice, Donald Trump is your president. If you don't get behind him, we're going to hang you until you die."
Winegar was arrested on Monday in Boston pending an appearance before a federal magistrate.