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Lockport man charged with threatening to kill Obama

Investigators say Jared Marc Brown made threats against President Obama, not once but twice.

The Lockport man appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. and was ordered detained pending a review of a similar state court charge against him.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul J. Campana said Brown was facing allegations that he threatened a judge in Niagara County when he was arrested on federal charges of making threats against Obama.

The criminal complaint against Brown claims he used a 911 call center to contact the Lockport Police in early September and tell a police employee that he would kill Obama.

Five days later, according to court papers, Brown was questioned by a Secret Service agent about the call and acknowledged making the threats, saying, “Yeah, I would kill him.”

Leslie Scott, an assistant federal public defender, asked the judge for more time to investigate the state court allegations before seeking Brown’s release from custody while he faces the charges against him.