Saratoga Man Threatened to Kill Obama From Skidmore Computer

Written by Rowley on March 5th, 2012

A longtime Saratoga resident is accused of threatening to assassinate President Obama on the White House website message board. The Times Union reports that Brent G. Dickinson, 33, used a computer in the Saisselin Art Building on February 17  to make the threat. He also used a public computer at the Saratoga Public Library on Friday to write that he would take schoolchildren hostage and kill them.

According to the Saratogian

The Secret Service had reached out to Skidmore Campus Security, which [District Attorney James A. Murphy III] said co-operated with the investigation into the first e-mail. When the second e-mail targeting children was sent, [SSPD Lt. John Catone] said the Secret Service notified the police department, which found him less than 30 minutes later at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Dickinson lived at the Gateway Motel on Maple Avenue. He was arrested on Friday and is currently being held in Saratoga County Jail on $50,000 bail, with a grand jury set to hear his case on March 21. Murphy said that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will prosecute Dickinson on the charge related to the threat against President Obama, while his office will handle the second email in which Dickinson threatened children.

Via the Saratogian and the Times Union


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. cats says:

    Best. Story. Ever.

  2. colin says:

    yo in all seriousness, this is one fucked up dude. i won’t link to it here, but his facebook is very easy to find and open to the public for examination

    • wow says:

      That was fucking weird

    • Check it out says:

      Every post save for three on his facebook page was written by him the morning of March 2nd, in between 9:43 AM and 12:48 PM. He wrote the threat about the school children at 10:10 am the same morning.

      Most of the posts are people’s names he claims “owe him overthing [sic] they have.”

      But right before the 10:10am threat, he posted a youtube link to a RZA video.


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