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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 16, 2016

Niagara County Man Sentenced For Threatening The President

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Jared Brown, 19, of Niagara County, NY, who was convicted of threatening the President of the United States, was sentenced to 15 months by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on September 6, 2015, the defendant called the Lockport City Police Department through the 911 Emergency Call Center and made oral threats over the telephone.  During this call, Brown stated to an employee that he would kill President Obama.  When a Secret Service Agent asked the hypothetical question what Brown would do if the President walked into the interview room, Brown said he would shoot him.

The sentence was the culmination of an investigation by the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas Braun.

Updated September 19, 2016