By Steve Neavling
A 21-year-old Austin man who threatened to kill President Obama and a U.S. attorney and blow up federal buildings was sentenced Tuesday to more than five years in prison.
Gavin Friedman pleaded guilty to making a threat against the president and mailing threatening communications, the Dallas Morning News reports.
In a January 2016 letter threatening to kill Obama, Friedman said he would become a martyr in the name of Allah.
Either month later, Friedman threatened in a letter to blow up the FBI field office in Houston and the White House.
“Threats such as these have no place in a civilized society and will be vigorously prosecuted,” U.S. Attorney John Parker said in a written statement.