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Man charged with threatening to kill Gov. Tim Walz over his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar


August 28, 2020

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz, shown Thursday in St. Paul.

A 51-year-old man threatened in a phone message to kill Gov. Tim Walz over his endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

Shawn P. Simonson, of Blaine, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with threats of violence in connection with the call he made on Aug. 2 to the governor's public State Capitol line.

Simonson was charged by warrant. He declined Thursday to respond to the allegations.


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