Harrisburg man convicted of threatening federal agent

A Harrisburg man is facing up to 10 years in prison for threatening a federal law enforcement officer.

Abraham Cruz, 51, was convicted following a two-day trial in federal court this week.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Cruz made a threatening comment Cruz at a Social Security office after his application for benefits was denied.

When a special agent from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called him to discuss the comment, Cruz threatened to kill the agent.

Smith said in a second phone call that was recorded, Cruz repeated his threat to kill the agent.

In addition to prison time, he faces a fine of up to $250,000.

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