Tenn. man arrested for threatening President Obama

Tenn. man arrested for threatening President Obama (Image 1)
Tenn. man arrested for threatening President Obama (Image 1)

A Tennessee man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly threatened President Barack Obama and Tennessee state employees in a voice mail to the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security.

According to an affidavit, Jimmie Johnson left the messages on July 11 and also threatened to blow up Nashville International Airport.

Johnson, 45, also reportedly threatened former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

“I will come with an AK and kill all you [expletive],” Johnson said.

He left an additional message the next day threatening to “light up Nashville,” according to an affidavit.

Authorities contacted AT&T and requested the subscriber information and call records.

The service provider advised the number belonged to a Verizon Wireless customer.

Verizon Wireless was then contacted and replied that the number belonged to Johnson and also gave an address on Rolin Hollow Road in Ardmore, Tennessee, near the Alabama state line.

State agents and Secret Service agents interviewed Johnson and he reportedly admitted to making the calls and leaving the messages.

He was booked into the Metro jail and charged with harassment. Johnson’s bond was set at $25,000.

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