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Man charged with threatening doctor over transgender care

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors have charged a Texas man with threatening a Boston doctor who cares for transgender kids.

Thirty-eight-year-old Matthew Jordan Lindner of Consolation, Texas, faces a cost of transmitting interstate threats. He was arrested Friday in Texas by the FBI and is predicted to seem in federal courtroom in Massachusetts at a later date.

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Authorities say the focused doctor works for a nationwide LGBTQ well being schooling middle primarily based in Boston. In August, Jordan allegedly known as the middle and left a profane and threatening voice message wherein he stated a bunch of individuals had been coming for the doctor.

Massachusetts U.S. Lawyer Rachael Rollins stated that whereas the menace focused a particular physician, it additionally victimized LGBTQ individuals and their households.

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Over the summer time, docs and different staffers at Boston Kids’s Hospital additionally acquired violent threats associated to its medical take care of transgender youth. Authorities famous the threats started after false and deceptive claims concerning the hospital and its work unfold on-line.

It was unclear Saturday if Lindner is represented by an legal professional. A message left with Lindner on Saturday was not instantly returned.

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