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Man threatens to kill Obama

2012-03-04 08:29

New York - A man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and elementary schoolchildren in upstate New York.

Prosecutors say the US Secret Service and local authorities collaborated to arrest Brent Dickinson.

The county district attorney's office said on Saturday the 33-year-old man "intended to murder" the targets of his threatening messages. They said the US Secret Service intercepted two threatening messages posted by Dickinson on a White House message board on Friday.

Dickinson was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court on charges of making terroristic threats.

He was taken to city jail after bail was set at $50 000. It wasn't immediately known on Saturday whether he had an attorney.

A message left at a number listed for Dickinson's possible relatives was not returned on Saturday.

Comments
  • Ronen - 2012-03-04 09:41

    I am sure there are important things to report about.

  • Jimmy - 2012-03-04 10:00

    soon the 'thought police' will be knocking on my door.

  • sm1012 - 2012-03-04 10:03

    I won't be surprise that he was of the KKK little training Camp, like here in SA...PEOPLE will always be RACIST by Choice.

      Jimmy - 2012-03-04 10:07

      by choice or by circumstance? choice implies free-thinking, circumstance is forced.

      Gary - 2012-03-04 11:05

      there are a million reasons why some misguided person would want to kill the most powerful person on earth. yet you jump to the racism reason. your comment speaks volumes about your character. Sad!

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-03-04 10:16

    He wudnt have gotten even 10 km close to the man.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-03-04 11:37

    "Man threatens to kill Obama" no worries- Tottenham will sort them out this afternoon

  • Fidel - 2012-03-04 14:53

    Wish he'd succeeded and get rid of this fake Nobel Peace Prize winner that is responsible for the death of many Muslims.

      elewies - 2012-03-04 16:29

      Come on Fidel, please support your statement by giving COMPREHENSIVE proof as to why Obama is responsible for the deaths 'of many Muslims'?

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 17:30

      Increase in the drone attacks, that Nato has admitted to killing innocent children, woman and villagers both in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:44

      Ag Fidel, what a chop. Nato's second-largest member country is Turkey, with 73 million Muslims. Nato goes to great lengths to avoid harm to civilians. Everyone with a clear mind knows this. What about the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Muslim civilians killed by Al-Quaida and the Taliban with their car bombs and suicide attacks? Not a focus for you. You're still being stupid and ridiculous. Only the uninformed will believe you, and only for a short while until they become informed in the Information Age.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:46

      As to your first sentence, this is consistent with your heartless perspective. the irony is you call the so-called West murderers. Your views are not trustworthy, not worthy of people's trust.

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