Houston man accused of threatening US Senator Ted Cruz and family faces judge

June 19, 2013 5:20:53 PM PDT
The Houston man accused of threatening a U.S. senator went before a judge on Wednesday.

Nick Gates is charged with making a terrorist threat. The 37-year-old is accused of calling senator Ted Cruz's offices in Austin and San Antonio and threatening to kill Cruz if he did not get $3 million.

Gates told agents he has spent time in a mental hospital. He is now free on bond.

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