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Is it illegal to make threats over email?

This guy I used to be friends with emailed me saying he was going to kick my @$$, calling me vulgar names, and I'd better not show my face around him or else, very threatening. This stems from a time we went out and I took his keys away because he was drunk and was causing a scene, he didn't like that and tried to assault me then, we haven't been friends since, now he's emailing me. Do I call the police and will they take it seriously?

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    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    You can file a police report, since this can be considered a terrorist threat. Whether the police will investigate is up to them.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/2/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    The closest possible charge is terroristic threat but it does not fit because there is no threat of "imminent bodily injury".
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 5/2/2013
    Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    74-075 El Paseo, Suite A-14
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 779-9666
    If the threat is immediate, unconditional, and the opportunity exists to accomplish the threat, then it could be a criminal violation.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/2/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    It would not hurt to print out the e-mail(s) in question and take to the police department. ?It could be interpreted as an assault. ?Of course, the police have the discretion to file or reject the charges, and may tell you to wait until he takes some further action.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 5/2/2013
    Marshall Tauber | Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    39520 Woodward Ave., Suite 230
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    (877) 682-8237
    You will be advised by the police to go to the local circuit court and fill out an application & petition for a PPO (Personal Protection Order) once you have one of those then the police will come to your aid if the guy continues to harass you.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 5/2/2013
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