Secret Service rules out Obama threat

1:09 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service has ruled out any threat to President Barack Obama in comments that were included in profanity-laced e-mails a Colorado Springs man sent state Rep. Rhonda Fields.

Franklin Sain was arrested by Colorado authorities for sending Fields, D-Aurora, harassing e-mails and suspicion of attempting to influence a public official.

Police said he admitted sending her six e-mails filled with profanity and sexual and racial epithets and left similar voice mails between Feb. 13 and 15. 

According to the Denver Post, one of the e-mails warned of an overthrow of the government if Obama tried to take away guns.

The Secret Service says the comments are protected by free speech.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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