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Lockport man indicted for threatening to kill President Trump

Defendant has made threats against the President twice before
Posted at 11:48 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 13:34:20-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Lockport man on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump, a judge, the judge's wife, and a secret service agent.

Jared Marc Brown, 23, is facing one count of making a threat against the President, two counts of retaliating against a United States judge, one count of retaliating against a federal law enforcement officer, and one count of mailing a threatening communication.

According to prosecutors, Brown sent a letter to a U.S. secret service special agent on March 25 stating "I'm [ ] gonna kill Donald Trump with Antrax when I get out."

Investigators say Brown also threatened to assault and murder U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo, his spouse and a federal agent.

If convicted, Brown faces up to 10 years in prison.

This marks the third time Brown has made such threats.

In 2017, a federal judge sentenced Brown to two years in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release.

Brown called 911 on December 26, 2016 and threatened to kill then-President-elect Trump.

At the time of the call to Lockport Police, Brown was already serving a three-year sentence of supervised release after spending 15 months in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama.