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Philip Storey, Iowa Candidate for U.S. Senate, Arrested at U. of Nebraska

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Philip Storey, Iowa Write-in Candidate for U.S. Senate, Arrested in UNL
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LINCOLN, Neb. (CBS/AP) Philip Storey, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, was jailed Saturday for allegedly threatening a University of Nebraska student who was removing his campaign signs, according to police on the Lincoln campus.

The 41-year-old candidate, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was arrested Friday on suspicion of making terroristic threats.

The school's assistant police chief, Carl Oestmann, said Storey approached a student working in the landscape services department about 8 a.m. Thursday.

Storey threatened "he would kill her" or would send someone to harm her if she continued to remove his signs, Oestmann said.

Campaign signs aren't allowed on university property.

Storey is an independent write-in candidate seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Chuck Grassley. The five-term incumbent and Democratic challenger Roxanne Conlin are on the ballot in Tuesday's election.