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Keene Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill a Member of Congress

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

CONCORD – A Keene man pleaded guilty in federal court to threatening to kill a member of Congress, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Allan Poller, 24, pleaded guilty to transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure the person of another.  U.S. District Court Judge Landya B. McCafferty scheduled sentencing for January 18, 2024.  Poller was arrested on April 3, 2023.   

On March 29, 2023, Poller called the Washington, D.C. office of a member of the United States House of Representatives and left a voicemail message stating the following:

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 f**k with us. We will kill you if that’s what it takes. I will take a bullet to your

f**king head if you fuck with my rights anymore. And then if you want to keep

going down that path, you know who’s next.

Poller later admitted to placing the call and leaving the message.  He stated that he had been drinking and left the message after becoming angry while watching videos on the social media application TikTok.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 5 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of $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.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Capitol Police led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the Keene Police Department and Springfield, Vermont Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarad E. Hodes and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Chen are prosecuting the case.  


Updated October 12, 2023