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Correction: Black Legislator Threats story

February 19, 2019 04:23 PM

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — In early versions of a developing story Feb. 7 about a man facing gun-related charges, The Associated Press reported erroneously in a headline that Max Misch threatened Kiah Morris. The attorney general's office found that Morris was the victim of racial harassment but declined to pursue criminal threatening charges due to insufficient evidence.

A corrected version of the story is below:

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Vermont man accused of harassing black lawmaker facing gun charge

A self-described white nationalist who prompted Vermont's only female black legislator to resign is facing a charge he possessed illegal, large capacity gun magazines.

State Police say 36-year-old Max Misch, of Bennington, was arrested Wednesday after troopers searched his home and found evidence he had purchased large capacity ammunition feeding devices. He's due in court Thursday.

Last year, the Vermont Legislature passed a law banning large capacity magazines.

Former Democratic State Rep. Kia Morris resigned in September after receiving what she said were online and other racial threats. Prosecutors said Misch's actions violated no laws and declined to prosecute. Misch says he's an online troll and says he does it out of boredom and because "it's fun."

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