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California man accused of making death threats in racist voicemail to Rep. Maxine Waters

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A San Pedro man threatened to kill Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) in a voicemail filled with racist and anti-gay slurs after he became angered over her criticisms of President Trump, according to court documents.

Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, was indicted late last week on a charge of threatening to kill Waters in a voicemail left at her Washington, D.C., office last month, prosecutors said. Lloyd, who was arrested Nov. 9, remains free in lieu of $20,000 bail.

According to an arrest affidavit, Lloyd became angered while listening to talk radio on Oct. 22 when he heard a report involving Waters making disparaging comments about Trump.

"If you continue to make threats toward the president, you're going to wind up dead, Maxine, 'cause we'll kill you," Lloyd said in the voicemail.

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