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Old 02-08-2016, 10:33 PM
Location: Northeast states
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BRIDGEPORT — No extra security is planned for Mayor Joseph Ganim after city activist Tony Barr, three months after he lost the mayoral race to Ganim, threatened to “blow the mayor’s head off,” police said.
Barr, 51, was charged Thursday with threatening and disorderly conduct, misdemeanors. He was released after posting $25,000 bond. He could not be reached for comment.
“I believe we have more than adequate security in place to protect the mayor,” said police Capt. Armando Perez. “Of course this incident is concerning to me. I know Tony Barr and I had hoped, after his criminal history, he had turned the corner on his life. But the mayor doesn’t feel threatened by Mr. Barr, and we will now let the court take care of it.”
A petitioning candidate for mayor, Barr became an outspoken city activist after serving 20 years in prison.
In 1991, a federal jury found Barr guilty of taking part is a drug distribution ring in the city. During the trial, police testified that Barr, an enforcer for the ring, pointed a loaded semi-automatic handgun at an undercover officer.
Police said Barr came into the government center building shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday and demanded to see the mayor. A female security guard would not let him go farther than the front desk, but allowed Barr to call the mayor’s office from her telephone.

Police said Barr then began to yell at the mayor’s receptionist, saying “I want to talk to the (expletive) mayor now. ... I’m going to shoot the (expletive) mayor. I’m going to blow the mayor’s head off.”
Police arrived at the scene and arrested Barr.
“It was really scary,” said a local resident who requested to remain anonymous and was sitting with his girlfriend in the Margaret Morton Center Thursday afternoon when Barr came in.
“There was this big guy, and he was yelling he was going to get the mayor. We thought he had a gun,” the witness said Friday. “He was really angry and he was going to get in. I thought he was going to attack the police officer.”

Former candidate accused of threatening mayor - Connecticut Post
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:21 AM
Location: New Canaan, CT
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Was that the guy who shot out a window in the state courthouse last week? Mr. Barr needs to calm down.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:43 PM
Location: Albuquerque
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Where's Jasper McLevy when you need him?
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