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Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Federal charges have been brought against a Tomah man for making threats against President Obama.

The criminal complaint states 55-year-old Brian Dutcher approached a security guard at the La Crosse Public Library Monday.  While talking, Dutcher said he knew the President was in town and "if I get a chance, I'll take him out and I'll take the shot."

Dutcher was interviewed by the Secret Service and admitted to making the statement to the security guard.  He went on to say he made similar statements on his Facebook page.

A posting on Dutcher's page, dated June 30, read "that's it!  Thursday I will be in La Crosse.  Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president.  Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!"

Monday, Dutcher stated to a La Crosse police detective his threat was serious and he would not have said what he said if he didn't intend to carry it out.

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