Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks to the media during a news conference on his campaign plane en route from Michigan to Washington, DC Tuesday, June 17, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Authorities say a North Carolina man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation after being jailed on a charge of threatening to kill Barack Obama.
Federal documents identified the man held Friday as 48-year-old
Jerry M. Blanchard. A criminal complaint says witnesses overheard
Blanchard twice last month threatening to kill the presumptive
A Secret Service agent wrote in court documents that Blanchard
may have mental health issues related to recent head injuries.
Blanchard denied making the threat, according to the documents.
Separately Thursday, a 22-year-old man in Florida made a court
appearance in Miami on charges he threatened to assassinate Obama.
That man also has denied making threats against Obama.
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