Lawrence man charged after threats to officials
LAWRENCE, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Lawrence man is being accused of making serious threats against several people, including the city’s police chief.
Lawrence police said the man sent threats to police Chief John Romero, but also to the town’s mayor, the city council and members of the media.
Cesar Rancier, 42, was arraigned Wednesday. He was charged with threatening to commit murder.
He allegedly sent emails saying “You should all be hanged, as well as your friends and family.”
“It goes with being the chief of police. You’re going to get things like that, but certainly councilors, media people and the mayor, things like that, that shouldn’t happen,” said Romero.
Police said the suspect was arrested before after pulling a knife on a bar owner in Lawrence.