Oregon man arrested for making death threats against two local police chiefs

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The FBI has arrested an Oregon man for making threats against two Erie County Police chiefs and the most incriminating evidence may be from the suspect.

Investigators allege that 43-year-old Gregory Truchanowicz sent threatening emails saying he had a duty to kill the two Pennsylvania chiefs because they had used members of a skinhead gang to assault him.

The threats involved Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny and Millcreek Police Chief Scott Heidt.  

Truchanowicz had spent time in the area before moving west and says that the police abuse he received started then.

He also told investigators he suffers from post-traumatic stress and often sends emails he doesn’t remember. He also called an FBI tipline to report his intentions which is what made him a person of interest in the first place.

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