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Helms' Life Threatened Over the Internet

Posted August 9, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The FBI is investigating a death threat against Senator Jesse Helms. The threat was left on the web site of a Charlotte radio talk-show host. The man identified himself only as "Andy D."

In the threat, he asks someone to assassinate Helms saying, "if I wasn't so afraid of prison, I'd put a bullet in him myself." So far investigators have no leads.