New Jersey Man Nabbed for Threatening Lt. Gov.

State police have arrested a man suspected of threatening the lieutenant governor in December.

Lt. Governor Michael Fedele received threatening e-mails in December 2008 and authorities launched a nationwide search for the person sending them, state police said.

After digging into the case, police discovered that the suspect e-mails came from a public library in Las Vegas, police said Thursday, and they believe a New Jersey man sent them.

On Aug. 20, John Stankus, of Long Beach, N.J., was arrested in New Jersey and held as a fugitive of justice. On Wednesday, he was extradited to Connecticut and formally charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

He was being held on $75,000 bond after he was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court. How Stankus allegedly threatened Fedele or why is not yet known.  

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