Cops say an Arkansas man made more than 40 phone calls to CNN, threatening to do bodily harm to Don Lemon.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, as many voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots, 39-year-old Benjamin Craig Matthews was headed to the Baxter County Detention Center.
Matthews’ arrest came after a judge found probable cause to charge him with terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
According to the affidavit, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, Matthews made in excess of 40 calls to the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA.
In the calls, he is alleged to have said he would like to “kick the [expletive] out of DL.”
In subsequent calls, investigators say Matthews asked CNN’s operator “Could I be directed to DL’s dead body hanging from a tree?” In another call, made on Nov. 1, he asks “Is DL dead yet? Can you help me kill that [redacted]?”