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Watkins Glen man charged with making terroristic threat after incidents involving Rep. Reed

A Watkins Glen man was taken into custody this week related to vandalism that occurred at Rep. Tom Reed’s office last year.

Jack Kahabka, 21, of Watkins Glen has been charged with making a terroristic threat and criminal mischief. He’s accused of throwing a brick through the window of Reed’s Corning office.

It happened on August 26. Two months later, he’s accused of placing a dead animal and brick with a family member’s name written on it at his residence in Corning.

The FBI assisted Corning Police with their investigation.

Rep. Tom Reed released the following statement after the arrest:

“Today, we are incredibly thankful that our family can rest easier knowing the person who threatened and intimidated us this past fall has been arrested. We continue to be grateful for the remarkable efforts of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. We applaud the service of these dedicated men and women. We also want to thank the people of our community for their support throughout this ordeal – our family appreciates it more than you know. While this incident greatly impacted our family, we hope this starts the closure and healing process in this matter.”