BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A federal grand jury had indicted a Birmingham man on charges that he threatened the life of President Obama on the social network site Twitter.
The federal grand jury in Birmingham Wednesday indicted 25-year-old Jarvis Britton in a one-count indictment that charged him with knowingly threatening the life of the president.
U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said the indictment charged Britton with knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on Obama. She said on Sept. 14 he sent on Twitter the message, "Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R."
Vance said prosecutors consider threats on the president to be "a serious matter."