ND Man Charged With Threatening PresidentMcLean County State's Attorney Eric Allen Hirchert's mother told authorities that her son had been threatening to kill Obama for about two weeks.
A North Dakota man has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
Authorities say 22-year-old Eric Allen Hirchert was arrested Friday on charges that he assaulted his mother at her Washburn home, allegedly after she told him to stop making the threats.
McLean County State's Attorney Ladd Erickson said Hirchert's mother told authorities that her son had been threatening to kill Obama for about two weeks. She said he struck her after she told him to stop.
Erickson said he notified federal authorities and they charged Hirchert on Monday with threatening to kill the president.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell said Hirchert is a nursing student but said it's not clear if he has an attorney, or where he's been living.