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Oregon man with pipe bombs arrested for threatening Obama

Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. – Federal authorities have arrested a Medford man who they say made online comments threatening President Barack Obama and had several pipe bombs in his apartment.

Sixty-one-year-old John Martin Roos was arrested by Medford police and FBI agents Thursday. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail.

According to the FBI, the Oregon State Police bomb squad responded to Roos’ home and rendered the explosive devices safe.

The FBI confirmed that Roos had been arrested for threatening Obama, but did not elaborate on the threats in a news release.

The Mail Tribune reported that Roos posted on Facebook on April 11, saying “I guess you can’t tell the world you hate Obama so much you will shoot him.”

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