BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham man has been arrested and charged with posting messages on Twitter that authorities say threatened the life of President Barack Obama.
Court records show that 25-year-old Jarvis M. Britton was charged Friday with making a threat against the president.
The Birmingham News reports (http://bit.ly/RQepgx) that the complaint against Britton was filed by the U.S. Secret Service in U.S. District Court in Birmingham.
An affidavit filed by Secret Service agent Phillip G. Holley states that Britton tweeted "Free speech? Really? Let's test this! Let's kill the president" and "I'm going to finish this, if they get me, they get me! (hash)ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide. (hash)MakeItSlow."
Kevin Butler, public defender for the Northern District of Alabama, declined comment on the charge against Britton.