Anoka man sentenced to 6 months for threats to 2 clinics

MINNEAPOLIS - An Anoka man has been sentenced to six months in jail for phoning threats in 2014 to two Minneapolis clinics that provide reproductive health services.

The Justice Department says 34-year-old Michael John Harris pleaded guilty a year ago to two counts and heard his sentence Monday.

Harris admitted threatening a person at one clinic with his bare hands and to cut that person's head off with a band saw. He told a person at the second that he was going to kill them and their co-workers, and shoot everyone present there.

In a letter to Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer, Harris said he had no intention of acting on his threats, but was in a bad place mentally and emotionally and let his drinking and depression get the better of him.

© 2017 Associated Press


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