A man who waved a meat cleaver out his car window and threatened to kill Sen. Patty Murray when she was in Spokane last month has been charged with threatening a federal officer.

SPOKANE — A man who waved a meat cleaver out his car window and threatened to kill Sen. Patty Murray when she was in Spokane last month has been charged with threatening a federal officer.

KREM-TV and KHQ-TV report 50-year-old John Sieler is schedule to appear in federal court Monday for a bail hearing.

Police say Sieler twice drove by a rally outside the TV studio where Murray was holding a campaign debate and yelled profanities and threats at her supporters.

Police arrested him on his third pass and seized the meat cleaver and several knives.

With information from: KREM-TV, KHQ-TV