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Man accused of threatening Medford TV station

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Jeffrey Sebastian Jeffrey Sebastian

A Josephine County man is accused of leaving threatening messages on the voicemail of a Medford TV station.

Jeffrey Sebastian, 47, of Williams, faces charges including attempted coercion and harassment.

His bail is set at $28,000.

On Dec. 3, police were notified of three separate threats made against FOX 26 KMVU.

The suspect threatened to blow up the building and also to shoot a named employee of the station, police said.

The man said he was upset about FOX 26 no longer being available by his cable provider, FOX 12 learned, and a statement on FOX 26's website describes a contract dispute with Dish Network.

Medford police responded to the business, but did not find any type of explosive device.

The investigation determined the three calls were made by Sebastian, police said.

Medford Police, along with Oregon State Police, went to Sebastian's home on Wednesday and arrested him without incident.

Officers also seized a gun, they said.

They then transported him to the Jackson County Jail.

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