A threat to a California state senator has led to the arrest of a Santa Clara man and the confiscation of explosive materials and a loaded handgun, authorities said.
Everett Basham, 45, was being held without bail in Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of threatening a public official and possessing a concealed firearm. It was not clear if he had retained an attorney.
Adam Keigwin, a spokesman for Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco, said Yee was the senator who received the threat and it was passed on to the California Highway Patrol. He said Yee isn't commenting at the request of the CHP.
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