Former West Pawlet man arrested in Alaska, charged with threat to kill relatives

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FILE – In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. An FBI employee has been indicted on charges that she stored classified documents and other national security information at home over the course of more than a decade, the Justice Department said Friday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

A man who moved from Rutland County to Alaska earlier this year is facing federal charges for allegedly making long-distance death threats against Vermonters.

Brian Tarbell, 34, moved in April from West Pawlet to Kasilof, Alaska. The FBI arrested him earlier this month at an airport in that area. According to the Bennington Banner, Tarbell was on his way to Vermont at the time with a rifle, two handguns and ammunition in his possession.

Tarbell is charged with five counts of making interstate threats and one count of cyber-stalking. A grand jury indicted him on those charges last week for alleged death threats against at least four people that are believed to be in the Green Mountain State. More than one of the Vermonters are alleged in court documents to be relatives of Tarbell’s.

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