Watkins Glen man arrested for threats made against Tom Reed

Jun 11, 2021

A Watkins Glen man was arrested and charged Thursday in connection to two incidents of threatening and vandalism made toward Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) last year.

The FBI and Corning Police arrested Jack Kahabka, 21, and charged him with felony counts of making terroristic threats and criminal mischief.

Police alleged Kahabka threw a brick through the window of Reed’s election office on Market Street in Corning in August 2020.

The terroristic threats charge came from an event in October, where police alleged Kahabka placed a dead rat with a noose around its neck outside Reed’s home in Corning along with a brick and note with several threats including “death to Pelosi,” “death to Biden,” “Death to Trump,” “death to America” and “death from Imperiation.”

Police said Kahabka was arrested without incident and was awaiting arraignment in Steuben County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

Reed has served in Congress since 2010, but said he will not run for re-election after allegations of sexual misconduct were raised against him earlier this year.