Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Blow Up TV Station

Dec 14, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A man was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up a TV station because he was reportedly upset he couldn’t watch local Fox programming from his satellite provider. The Mail Tribune in Southern Oregon reports that Jeffrey Alan Sebastian was arrested on suspicion of making threats against KMVU-TV, a Fox affiliate in Medford, Ore.

Sebastian, 47, was arrested Wednesday on three charges of attempted coercion and three counts of harassment, the story reports. He allegedly left voicemail messages at the station, reportedly threatening to blow up the building and shoot a specific employee, the piece adds.

Dish Network and Northwest Broadcasting, the parent of the TV station, failed to negotiate a deal last month, causing a blackout of the station.

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