A Chattanooga man has been indicted by a grand jury for threatening to murder a U.S. congresswoman from Tennessee.

Court records show Clifton Ward was indicted on June 26 for threatening to murder Congresswoman Diane Black on two occasions, May 18 and June 12.

The indictment says Ward not only threatened to murder Black, he also intended to retaliate against her "on account of the performance of her official duties."

Ward is charged with two felony counts of threat against a federal official.

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