Wanted Man Threatens WNYNewsNow Reporter With Death

JAMESTOWN-The lives of reporters are often threatened. 

Most threats can be shrugged off as nothing more than a person who just needs to, for lack of a better expression, place their emotions onto the shoulders of others.

Other threats, like the one below addressed to News Director Ryan Hedrick Saturday, are actually credible based on the context and references utilized.


Further research with multiple sources revealed the profiles maintainer, James V. Rairden, 23, is wanted by Jamestown Police. Rairden was also reportedly arrested for false personation in November, an incident which appeared to occur while Rairden was wanted by the city in a different matter.

WNYNewsNow will continue to follow the story.

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