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UPDATE: Richland Center man charged with threatening President Obama

UPDATED Wednesday, December 4, 2013 --- 5:09 p.m.

An 81-year-old man is charged with making a threat against President Obama.

An indictment alleges that Elwyn Nels Fossedal made a number of threats on October 15th. According to the grand jury indictment, he allegedly said “If President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now,” and “I am going to kill Obama. I am.”

Fossedal is currently in federal custody.

If convicted, Fossedal faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.

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UPDATED Wednesday, November 27, 2013 --- 1:20 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal agents have arrested an elderly Wisconsin man after he allegedly threatened to shoot President Barack Obama.

According to court records, 81-year-old Elwyn Nels Fossedal stated during a visit to the Richland Center post office on Oct. 15 that, quote, "if President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now."

U.S. Secret Service agents interviewed the man the next day. They said he refused to recant his threat and made a number of other threats against Obama.

They also said Fossedal he had recently lost his wife of 57 years and is displacing his grief with anger toward people the Secret Service protects.

Fossedal was charged via complaint on Nov. 21 with threatening the president. His attorney didn't immediately return a message.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013 --- 12:51 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal agents have arrested a Wisconsin man after he allegedly threatened to shoot President Barack Obama.

According to court records, the man stated during a visit to the Richland Center post office on Oct. 15 that, quote, "if President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now."

U.S. Secret Service agents interviewed the man the next day. They said he refused to recant his threat, repeated it in different words and made a number of other threats against Obama. They also said further investigation revealed he had recently lost his wife and is displacing his grief with anger toward individuals the Secret Service protects.

Court records indicate the man was arrested Friday. His attorney didn't immediately return a message.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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