Authorities arrest man who allegedly threatened to assassinate Obama

January 17, 2009 01:31

A Wisconsin man was arrested in Mississippi on Friday after authorities said he threatened on the Internet to kill President-elect Barack Obama. Steven Joseph Christopher was arrested by the Secret Service in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and was charged with threatening to assassinate Obama for what he claimed was "the country's own good," according to federal prosecutors. A judge ordered Christopher held until a bail hearing next Thursday. A news release said Christopher made the threats Jan. 11 and 15.

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