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Man arrested after threatening to kill workers in Yellowstone’s Boise office

Posted: 2:57 PM, Sep 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-25 16:57:06-04
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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Investigators say a North Dakota man arrested in Yellowstone National Park threatened to shoot as many as twenty people in an Idaho office if his wife didn't identify a man he suspected of having an "emotional affair" with her.

Park rangers arrested 44-year-old Joshua James Mjoness, of Christine, North Dakota, on Sept. 18.

Court records say he had a 9mm handgun and fifty rounds of ammunition.

National Park Service Special Agent Jacob Olson says in a sworn statement that Mjoness threatened to kill the "entire office" in Boise if his wife didn't identify the worker.

Olson says Mjoness sent her a picture of the pistol with the message, "Up to you."

Mjoness is jailed on charges of illegal gun possession and making threats.

Public defenders representing Mjoness declined comment Wednesday.

(by Mead Gruver, Associated Press)