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Keene Man Charged for Threatening to Kill a Member of Congress

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – A man attending Keene State College has been charged for calling the office of a member of the United States House of Representatives and threatening to kill the Congressman.

Allan Poller, 23, was charged with transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure the person of another. Poller made an initial appearance in federal court in Concord on April 3, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

According to the charging documents, on March 29, 2023 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Poller called the congressional office in Washington DC and left a voicemail, stating:

"Hi, my name is Allan Poller, A-L-L-A-N P-O-L-L-E-R, phone number []8931. And I just want to let you know, Representative [Name], if you keep on coming for the gays, we’re gonna strike back and I guarantee you, you do not want to fuck with us. We will kill you if that’s what it takes. I will take a bullet to your fucking head if you fuck with my rights anymore. And then if you want to keep going down that path, you know who’s next."

The charge provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Jane E. Young; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and the United States Capitol Police made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Keene, New Hampshire Police Department and the Springfield, Vermont Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarad E. Hodes is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated April 3, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-044