BANGOR — A local woman has been arrested for repeatedly threatening to kill or behead Sen. Susan Collins.
Katrina Preble, 56, is charged with two counts of interstate threats for reportedly leaving numerous voice mails at Collins’ Bangor and Washington, D.C. offices.
In at least three of the messages, she threatens to injure or kill the state’s senior senator and in one said, “I’m going to shoot you in the [expletive] face, Susan.”
According to the five-page complaint, Bangor police and FBI agents first visited with Preble on November 6. During that interview, Preble, who was described as hostile and uncooperative, told the investigators Collins had threatened her life but “she was not a threat to Senator Collins but she had the right to tell Senator Collins that she would defend herself with deadly force,” Special Agent Michel Verhar wrote in the affidavit.
Five days later, Preble reportedly left six more voice mails with escalating threats. In one she mentions a firing squad. In another, she states she wants to decapitate Collins.
Her arrest warrant was issued at 11 a.m. Monday by federal judge John Nivison, and she is scheduled for a video court appearance on Wednesday.
Preble faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, if convicted.