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Police: Ex-Mayor Threatened by City Man

A Fall River, Massachusetts, man charged with threatening to kill the city's ex-mayor has been held on $2,500 bail.

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    A Fall River, Massachusetts, man charged with threatening to kill the city's ex-mayor has been held on $2,500 bail.

    Andrew Rak, who expressed frustration that former Mayor Will Flanagan had lost a recent recall election before he was arrested Saturday, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday to charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny.

    Authorities say the 28-year-old Rak broke into Flanagan's SUV and stole several items including a wallet and a pair of oversized ceremonial scissors.

    When Flanagan, who last month lost a recall election, confronted him, Rak allegedly said: "I'm going to kill you. You lost the election."

    The Herald News reports that Flanagan told police he was threatened with a baseball bat.

    Rak's lawyer said in court the entire episode was "alcohol related." 

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