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Elderly Wisconsin man charged with threatening to kill President Obama

RICHLAND CENTER, WI (WTAQ) - An 81-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged with threatening to kill President Obama. 

Prosecutors said Elwyn Fossedal made a threatening remark at the post office in Richland Center on October 15th. 

He was quoted as saying, "If President Obama was here, I would shoot him right there ... and kill him right now."  

Secret Service agents interviewed the man the next day. Not only did he refuse to take back his threat, officials said Fossedal made a number of other threats against the president. 

The suspect was arrested last Friday. He's been charged in federal court with threatening the president.  

Agents said Fossedal recently lost his wife of 57 years -- and he was trying to brush off his grief by getting mad at people the Secret Service protects.

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