Comment
2
Tweet
22
Print
RSS Feeds

Virginia man charged with threatening Obama

Saturday - 4/7/2012, 9:24am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man is facing charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

A federal indictment unsealed this week charges 40-year-old Steven John Gurczynski of Roanoke with making the threats in November and December 2010.

According to court records, a concerned citizen told Roanoke police that Gurczynski was talking about Obama being the Antichrist and how he needed to kill him.

In an interview later with a Secret Service agent, Gurczynski said that God told him to "put a bullet in Barack Obama's head and he considered it his duty to do so."

The Roanoke Times reports that Gurczynski is currently being held in the city jail.

___

Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)