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Man accused in Kan. gov threat faces felony charge

Prosecutor: Man accused of threatening Kansas governor may face felony charge By The Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ' A man accused of making a threatening phone call to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's office may face a felony charge.

A Shawnee County prosecutor told a judge Thursday that her office is considering a criminal threat charge against a 37-year-old man who was arrested at a Topeka motel Wednesday. The man, a construction worker whose last known home was Columbia, Mo., had his first court appearance by video conference from the local jail.

District Judge Steven Ebberts set the defendant's bond at $25,000. The Associated Press is withholding the man's name because no criminal charges have been filed.

His arrest was one of two unrelated incidents Wednesday in Topeka. In the other, police found a pickup with homemade bombs in a parking lot near the Statehouse. The owner was arrested.

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