Florida Man Charged with Obama Threat on Facebook

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A Miami man is charged with using Facebook postings to threaten to harm or assassinate President Barack Obama during his visit to South Florida last week, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Secret Service affidavit filed in Miami federal court identified the man as 20-year-old Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr. of Miami.

According to the affidavit, Serrapio posted the threatening comments under the Facebook name “Jay Valor” during Obama’s visit to the University of Miamilast Thursday. There’s no indication that Serrapio took any steps to carry out the threat or that the president was ever in any danger. The Secret Service did not immediately respond Tuesday to a telephone call seeking additional comment.

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