Man threatened to kill President, candidates

Posted at 9:40 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 16:26:07-04

A Cheektowaga man is accused of threatening to kill Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

The U.S. Secret Service received information Thursday about the threats 21-year-old Joseph Conrad Goode allegedly made, which included, among other things:

  • He was going to get a "high powered rifle and kill all the presidential candidates," and that he "is the kind of person ready to snap and shoot up a public place."
  • “Bill Clinton is only a couple hours away and I am going to f------ kill him along with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and all of the FBI." Goode also said he had a sniper rifle and was going to get it when he got out of here [ECMC].
  • Wanted to kill Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
  • The defendant’s goal in killing presidential candidates was to "see the world burn."

Goode will appear in federal court at 11:30am on Friday to face charges of threatening the President, threatening a former President, and threatening a major candidate for Office of the President of the United States.

If convicted, Goode faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.