A San Pedro man is scheduled to appear in court next month on a federal charge of threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles.

Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, allegedly made the threat during a phone call to Waters’ Capitol Hill office last month. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lloyd called the office Oct. 22 and left a voicemail “laced with expletives and epithets” and used the words “dead” and “kill” a total of four times.

Lloyd was arrested Nov. 9 but later released on $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 7 on a single count of threatening a United States official. Prosecutors initially charged him Nov. 8, but he was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury.

The charge could land Lloyd in prison for up to 10 years, prosecutors said.

— City News Service

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