US charges Uzbek man with threatening Obama's life

July 27, 2011 02:46

ATLANTA - An Uzbek national illegally residing in the United States was charged on Tuesday with threatening the life of US President Barack Obama and possessing unlawful firearms, US. officials said.

A federal grand jury in Birmingham, Alabama, indicted Ulugbek Kodirov, 21, on four counts of threatening Obama on four separate occasions this month, according to a statement by Joyce White Vance, US Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

The statement gave no details of the alleged threats.

"Federal and local law enforcement effectively coordinated to investigate a threat, which resulted in the arrest of Kodirov, who was charged ... with repeatedly threatening to kill the President of the United States and with possessing grenades and an M15 machine gun," Vance said in a statement.

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