Arizona sheriff says Alberta teen is threatening him

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Allison Salz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET

EDMONTON ─ A man who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff" is calling out an Alberta teen after receiving a series of profanity littered death threats.

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the 16-year-old Morinville, Alta., boy has been sending e-mail death threats since last year.

Arpaio says on his website the teen is a "ticking time bomb."

Most of the threats are too vulgar to print, but one of the emails talks about killing the sheriff and burning the body.

The sheriff’s office says the teen has six previous arrests and a psychiatric assessment connected to the case.

Click here to read the press release from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office


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