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Man running for office in Claremont allegedly made threats

CLAREMONT — A man running for City Council allegedly made threats to family members, police and city hall.

John L. Kinton, 50, filed for office Wednesday.

In late August his sister, Linda A. Kelly of Grove Street, filed a domestic violence petition against him in the 5th Circuit-Family Division Court in Claremont.

According to the petition, Kinton rents a room from his sister and her husband and he became upset when another person also living in the home was allowed to have a friend over.

He allegedly threatened physical violence to her and others in the house and that he would vandalize his sister’s car and have her put in jail for fraud.
“He went on to say he was going to bomb city hall and put bombs in all the police cars,” Kelly wrote.

The threats and outbursts allegedly took place allegedly over Aug. 28 and 29.

The petition was granted by Judge John J. Yazinski, citing abuse via criminal threatening as defined by state law. Kinton was served Sept. 11.
Court papers list him as currently homeless. He did not answer his phone Thursday.

The order of protection prohibits Kinton from having contact with his sister for one year and prohibits him from coming within 100 yards of her during that time.
According to the Claremont City Clerk’s office, Kinton filed for office on Wednesday. Several other people have also filed.

The filing period continues through next week. All City Council seats are up for election.

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