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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hawaii Man Arrested For Threatening Obama

"Allegedly" Mark Miyashiro, from Hawaii told a doctor who was treating him for a schizophrenic disorder, on December 3, 2008, that he was going to attack and kill Barack Obama when he visits Hawaii, later this month, on vacation.

Miyashiro then allegedly made more threats when Secret Services agents interviewed and arrested him at his home in Kaneohe the next day after the doctor notified authorities. They also confiscated a Russian SKS assault rifle.

Miyashiro is charged with one count of threatening the life of the president or the president-elect, which is punishable by up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years probation. He was being held at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu.

He is being held without bail at this time.