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Oregon man who threatened to kill Obama gets prison time

AP  |  Medford 

An Oregon man who made threats to kill former President over will serve five years in federal prison.

The Mail Tribune reported (http://bit.Ly/2pvS6UJ ) Friday that US District Judge Michael McShane sentenced 62- year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in prison.

Roos was also sentenced to three years of post-prison supervision upon his release.

According to a US Department of Justice release, Roos pleaded guilty to charges related to the threats and other charges for possession of an unregistered explosive device.

Roos said in that he threatened to kill Obama and the former first family on Twitter. According the release, Roos has also posted on threats to kill FBI agents with hunting rifles.

Roos has said the threats were not serious.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 00:42 IST