Man sentenced for 'violent social media posts' about Obama
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An Oregon man who pleaded guilty to writing threats online to kill former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump's threats on Clinton, Comey set off alarms, but don't panic yet Obama says he's thankful for the 'next generation of leaders' Obama visits Chicago food bank ahead of Thanksgiving MORE was sentenced on Friday to serve in federal prison, Oregon Live reported.

"Threats of violence directed at public officials and law enforcement are a serious matter,'' the U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy J. Williams, said, according to the Oregonian. "Violent social media posts are every bit as serious as those made in other venues.'' 

Sixty-two year old John Martin Roos was sentenced to five years and three months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane.


Roos admitted to making online threats against Obama, the former first lady, and the Obama daughters. Prosecutors said Roos also threatened to shoot FBI agents.

The FBI arrested Roos in 2016 after investigating him regarding threatening social media posts. An FBI agent discovered a loaded gun upon arresting Roos, who also had weapons, pipe bombs, and ammunition storied in his apartment.