Man arrested in connection with Obama 'Twitter threat'
on 07/09/2012 08:14:30
Authorities said Donte Jamar Sims, from Charlotte in North Carolina, was detained on Wednesday.
The Secret Service said Sims posted messages including one that said, "Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening!" on Monday morning, two days before Mr Obama arrived in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.
Investigators said Sims told them he hated the president and was high on marijuana when he made the posts.
When he found out he was being arrested, he wrote a written apology.
Sims faces up to five years in prison, if convicted.