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Woman accused of making threat to shoot up newspaper office

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MASSACHUSETTS -

A woman has been accused of making a credible threat to shoot up a community newspaper office in Massachusetts.

Amy Zuckerman, 64, was arrested this weekend.

According to prosecutors, Zuckerman emailed in the threat.

Police say Zuckerman knew the layout of the Walpole Times building and may have planned to attack it.

Police say twice in the email she mentioned she would shoot through the window.

Prosecutors say the email to a reporter came after the paper refused to publish one of her articles.

Zuckerman is a journalist herself.

Her attorney says it's all one big misunderstanding, claiming the accused was having problems using a voice-activated command on her phone and never meant to hurt anyone.

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