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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
John H. Durham
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Norwich Man on Federal Supervised Release Charged With Threatening to Kill Woman

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, today announced that DANIEL SCOTT, 31, of Norwich, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with making threatening communications.

As alleged in the complaint, on March 2, 2020, law enforcement received information from a woman in the Bronx, New York, that Scott had made threatening calls and sent threatening texts to her after she had communicated to Scott that she was not interested in having a romantic relationship with him.  Texts and voicemails reviewed by investigators contained specific threats to harm the victim.  One text included a promise by Scott that, on March 2, he would travel to the gym where she was employed and “…shoot tha whole gym up an end all of us….”

On the afternoon of March 2, Scott appeared at the victim’s workplace in the Bronx.  The victim called 9-1-1 and Scott was arrested by the New York Police Department.  Scott is currently detained in New York on domestic violence-related charges.

It is alleged that Scott has two prior federal convictions for narcotics distribution offenses, and he is currently on federal supervised release.

The charge of making threatening communications carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with the assistance of the New York Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

Boston Field Division