A Puerto Rico man has been arrested and charged with threatening a U.S. Attorney while in jail, the FBI said Monday.
Jose Villafane-Cotto was charged last week with mailing threatening communication and threatening a federal official.
He is accused of threatening U.S. Attorney Rose Emilia Rodriguez Velez of the District of Puerto Rico in a letter.
“I want to inform the federal court that Rosa Emilia Rodriguez has a few days to announce her resignation or she will pay with her life,” the letter reads in Spanish.
The return address was the Pomce Correctional Facilities, where Villafane-Cotto has been lodged.
Villafane-Cotto also is accused of making threatening phone calls. In one, he allegedly said, ““Rosa Emilia, it’s me, Jose Villafane Cotto; remember I am after you and I’m searching for you. Please remember that. Don’t think that because I’m inside I can’t be outside. I’ll leave you with that. I know where you are and where you are going. I am not going to tell you anything else. I left you a very clear message. I hope you have received my letters. In an alerted war, nobody dies.”