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Tag: Mall of America

Man Who Threatened Pres. Obama Gets 10 Months of House Arrest

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A 21-year-old Texas man man who pleaded guilty in May to sending emails threatening the life of President Obama  eight days before the inauguration, will get 10 months of probation under house arrest, the Associated Press reported.

A Denver judge on Friday gave Timothy Ryan Gutierrez the sentence that also included about a $1,500  payment to the security of the  Mall of America in Minnesota. His emails. which were sent from Colorado to the FBI in Washington, threatened Obama and said that he had planted bombs outside the mall, AP reported.

He could have gotten up to 18 months in prison.

Colorado Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Obama and Blow Up Mall

By P. SOLOMON BANDA
Associated Press Writer
DENVER-A Colorado man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis.
A federal grand jury in Denver handed up the indictment Tuesday against 20-year-old Timothy Ryan Gutierrez of Cortez, in southwestern Colorado.
The U.S. attorney’s office said Gutierrez turned himself in at the FBI’s Durango office Thursday afternoon and was being held without bond.
He was to appear in court Friday afternoon. Gutierrez had no listed phone number and it was not immediately known if he had an attorney.
“Both threats were taken seriously, and both threats were investigated immediately by the FBI,” said Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for acting U.S. Attorney Dave Gaouette.
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