An Encino man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly threatening to shoot Boston Globe employees in a warning that echoed President Donald Trump by calling news reporters an “enemy of the people,” the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Robert D. Chain, 68, was indicted in Boston on seven counts of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injury another person. Chain was previously charged by criminal complaint and arrested at his Encino home on Aug. 30. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston on Monday.

The charges stem from the Boston Globe’s announcement on Aug. 10 that it was requesting that other newspapers around the country publish a coordinated editorial response to the Trump administration’s attacks on the media. The coordinated editorial response was to be published six days later.

Immediately following the announcement, Chain allegedly began making threatening calls to the Globe’s newsroom. In the calls, Chain referred to the Globe as “the enemy of the people” and threatened to kill newspaper employees, federal prosecutors allege.

On Aug. 16, the day the editorial response was published in the Boston Globe, Chain allegedly called the Globe newsroom and threatened that he was going to shoot Globe employees in the head “later today, at 4 o’clock,” according to the indictment.

As a result of that call, law enforcement officers responded to the Globe’s offices and maintained a presence outside the building to ensure the safety of the employees.

The seven counts charged in the indictment relate to seven separate threatening phone calls that Chain allegedly made to the Globe newsroom.

The charge of making threatening communications in interstate commerce provides for a sentence of no greater than five years, one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

Chain made his initial appearance in Los Angeles federal court on Aug. 30. Despite prosecutors’ objections, a magistrate judge declined to keep Chain in custody, instead setting bond at $50,000. The judge ordered Chain to surrender his passport and to stay at least 500 feet away from the Boston Globe offices.

A Los Angeles prosecutor told the court that 20 firearms were found hidden throughout Chain’s home, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Arguing that Chain should be kept in custody, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Rosenbaum said the threats to the Boston Globe staff were “graphic” and “very specific.”

“He threatened to kill members of the press,” Rosenbaum told the court, adding that there is “clear and convincing evidence he is a danger to the community.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams disagreed and set bond, ordering that Chain submit to a mental health evaluation, not possess any firearms and avoid contact with any known victim in the case.

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