BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Federal prosecutors in Buffalo believe 18-year-old Jared Marc Brown is a threat to himself and the community. They say he threatened to kill President Barack Obama.
Brown is known to Lockport police. He is currently in custody on drug charges.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Campana says Brown had made a 911 call in Lockport on September 6th, asking to speak with the police department. “Then he asked to be referred to the FBI, and he indicated that he wanted to kill the president,” said Campana.
In the federal criminal complaint, Secret Service Special Agent Roberta Kane says Brown told her he “would kill President.”
In the complaint, Agent Kane says “When asked, hypothetically, what he would do if the President walked through the interview room, BROWN stated “I would shoot that N—–” (indicating the ‘N’ word).
“Jared Marc Brown expressed no remorse or justification for making the threats,” said Agent Kane.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo believes Brown should not be let out on bail.
Lockport Police Det. Lt. Todd Chenez said Brown also indicated he wanted to kill a criminal court judge in Lockport.
Threats to the president are not uncommon. Christine Wright-Darrisaw of Rochester is serving a thirty-three month sentence in federal prison for calling the White House and threatening to kill President Obama in 2012.
Lockport Police say they tracked down Jared Brown through his cell phone and immediately approached him.
“Jared decided to run away, and as soon as he was told to stop, he then stopped,” said Det. Lt. Chenez.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Campana said he doesn’t think anybody is surprised that it’s a crime to threaten to kill the president of the United States.
“It’s a five year felony, and the Secret Service addresses these things aggressively,” said Campana.