The Baltimore Sun reports:
A Texas man has been charged in federal court with making threats to former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen because of her support of COVID-19 vaccines. An indictment against Scott Eli Harris, 51, was unsealed Tuesday in Maryland U.S. District Court, charging Harris with using a cellphone to send threatening messages to Wen in July.
“Never going to take your wonder drug. My 12-gauge promises I won’t,” Harris allegedly wrote. “I’m a 5th generation U.S. Army veteran and a sniper. I can’t wait for the shooting to start.” He also allegedly used ethnic slurs and other offensive language against Wen, who was born in China but moved to the United States when she was 8.
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A Texas man has been charged in federal court with making threats to former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen over her support of COVID-19 vaccines.https://t.co/t4nj1bHIzJ
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) October 12, 2021
Scott Eli Harris allegedly sent Dr. Leana Wen a message in July and threatened she would be shot, claiming he was an Army veteran and sniper.
“I can’t wait for the shooting to start,” he allegedly wrote.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) October 12, 2021