Fla. man indicted in threat to kill Barack Obama


Published: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 5:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 5:51 p.m.

TAMPA, Fla. A Florida man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President-elect Barack Obama.

Twenty-one-year-old Nathan Wine was indicted Thursday in Tampa on charges that he threatened to kill and inflict bodily harm on the president-elect. According the indictment, Wine made the threat on Nov. 5.

The Secret Service declined to release any details on the nature of the threat.

Authorities say the Tampa man called police on Thursday wanting to turn himself in on a separate warrant.

Officials in Polk County issued a warrant for his arrest Wednesday for grand theft of a firearm. Wine allegedly stole a shotgun from a Lakeland woman earlier this month.

He is currently being held on a $25,000 bond.

It was not immediately known if Wine had an attorney.

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