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Man is accused of threatening New Mexico Gov. Grisham online

March 18, 2020 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Albuquerque man accused of threatening New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and others online faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted.

Daniel Mock appeared in federal court in Albuquerque on Wednesday.

A criminal complaint charges the 33-year-old Mock with transmitting threatening communications in interstate or foreign commerce.

According to the complaint, Mock threatened the life of Grisham and some law enforcement officers earlier this month.

Mock allegedly posted threatening messages to the governor’s Facebook page on March 2 and 13.

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Authorities say Mock remains in custody pending a detention hearing Friday.

It was unclear Wednesday if Mock has a lawyer for his case yet.