ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Rochester man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.
Brandon Correa was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday with making the online threats over Twitter on June 11, telling the president to “get ready to die.” He tweeted similar messages to the governor and lieutenant governor.
The 30-year-old Rochester man also allegedly told a Secret Service Agent that the president was “evil” and that he had to “die.”
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Each threat could send Correa behind bars for up to five years in prison.
He is currently free until his next court date on August 8.