Southwick man arrested, accused of sending threatening messages to federal agencies

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A Southwick man is accused of sending threatening packages to federal agencies in Springfield.

47-year-old Kevin Johnson was arrested Friday morning for sending threatening letters. His family said they had no idea what their son was up to.

The U.S. Attorney’s Springfield office alleges that over the last several months, Johnson has sent four packages containing threatening messages, two of which contained a white powder to their office, the FBI’s Springfield office and the Springfield Social Security Office.

The handwritten notes inside read “For Allah you die” and “Death to the N.O.R.A.D spies and the F.B.I,” among other things.

Johnson’s father told 22News, his mental health may be what’s behind it. 

Johnson is charged with two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and two counts of mailing threatening communications. 

If convicted on charges of false information Johnson could be sentenced to five years in prison.

If convicted on charges of mailing threatening communications he could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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