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.
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