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Kentucky man arrested for threatening FBI agent on Twitter after Nashville bombing interview

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 23:40:24-05

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVF) — A Kentucky man has been arrested after he made remarks over social media threatening an FBI agent.

According to an arrest affidavit, while investigating the Nashville Christmas Day bombing, the FBI received a tip that James Keith Ray of Henderson County, Kentucky had made concerning comments about AT&T earlier that month.

In order to determine if Ray had any involvement in the bombing on 2nd Avenue, FBI agents interviewed him at his home. Ray was ruled out as a suspect of the bombing during that interview.

On January 5, the FBI learned that, following the interview, Ray had posted threatening statements toward the agent who interviewed him. In one of the posts, Ray said, "...if you ever step on this property while I am here you are a dead man..."

Ray was arrested January 7 on the charge of interstate transmission of a threat to injure the person of another.

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James Keith Ray

The arrest affidavit for Ray adds that he secretly recorded his interview with agents regarding the Nashville bombing. He also has a history making concerning remarks over social media and via email. The arrest affidavit can be read here (warning: contains strong language).