Skip to comments.Officials: 81-year-old threatens to shoot Obama, faces state, federal charges
Posted on 11/28/2013 4:28:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
MADISON, Wis. -
Federal agents said they have arrested an elderly Wisconsin man after he 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, "if President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now."
U.S. Secret Service agents interviewed the man at the Richland Center Police Department the next day. They said he refused to recant his threat and made a number of other threats against Obama. Fossedal was charged on Nov. 21 with threatening the president.
But Fossedal faces other charges in connection with actions he is accused of taking with police and family afterward.
According to court documents, after Secret Service agents interviewed Fossedal, Richland Center police took him into protective custody for psychological evaluation due to "comments he had made toward the president and also his inconsistencies with speaking to the agents and to the police officers."
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Anyone with enough sense to actually plan to shoot the president never mentions it to anyone.
Maybe he is looking for free health care now that his insurance has been cancelled . ..
Well you can not threaten the POTUS. Of course that law should be prosecuted impartially buy even the moron in chief can not be threatened with shooting in the head.
Whats he got to lose?
He is 81, He has free health care in Mediscare.
Poor old guy. He recently lost his wife, so I can imagine his mind isn’t quite right.
That's not a threat - if anything it's a statement of fact.
Jail is a helluva lot cheaper than a nursing home.
Fortunately for us FReepers, the black helicopter folks haven’t yet discovered a way to scan our brain waves. We’ll know they’re close when they start building a whole bunch more prisons.
Better to be safe than sorry.
this is cBS!!!
You mean if someone threatens the President, it’s supposed to be reported?
True. I’m sure living conditions in jail might even be better than a lot of nursing homes.
I plan on using a time machine to give stanley ann a few pills of ru-486 back in 1960 .... if only I can get my flux capacitor working. Then I plan on seeding some clouds over dallas in 1963 november over deally plaza too.....
Actually, the grammar police picked him up and turned him over to the Secret Service. Due to the failure to use proper verb tense (i.e. If President Obama WERE here....), further investigation was warranted and the man was arrested.
Yeah I remember when all those people who made threats against Bush were arrested. /s
“if President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now.”
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All he has to do is claim he said it in the same context as
“If you like your current insurance plan, you can keep it.
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