Oakland publisher reports death threat, seeks police protection

The publisher of the Oakland Post has requested police protection because of a death threat he says he received, according to a published report.

The Oakland Tribune reported Thursday that Paul Cobb told the newspaper he called police and city officials Wednesday night saying he feared for the safety of himself and his wife.

A man who reportedly had been associated with Your Black Muslim Bakery told Cobb he had been approached “to set up” the publisher, the newspaper reported.

Oakland police said they've been in contact with Cobb and were taking the information seriously.

Five months ago, the editor of the Oakland Post, Chauncey Bailey, was shot to death on his way to work.

Devaughndre Broussard, a man associated with Your Black Muslim Bakery, confessed to the killing, then recanted his confession. He's awaiting trial.

Cobb said he was unsure why someone would want him killed now, the newspaper said.

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