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Federal land managers threatened or assaulted 360 times in recent years, study says

Washington • Federal land managers have been threatened or assaulted more than 360 times in the past few years, with some of the attacks coming from anti-government activists, a new government study says.

That includes, in one instance, an attempted murder of a federal worker as well as scores of other incidents that the FBI investigated as potential domestic terrorism, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report and in testimony before Congress on Tuesday.

“Federal land managers and law enforcement personnel have been followed around in stores, have their home staked out and have even faced attempted murder at the hands of those who promote anti-government ideologies,” said Rep.