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Man who threatened to kill President Obama gets a year in prison

Man who threatened to kill President Obama gets a year in prison
President Obama seen here at a recent visit to Pittsburgh, Pa. A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday, after he made a threat on the President's life shortly before Obama was scheduled to tour Pennsylvania in 2013. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

A Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill President Obama in a post on the White House website was sentenced to a year in federal prison Wednesday.

Nicholas Savino, 42, was indicted by a grand jury last year after he referred to the president as the "Anti-Christ" and threatened his life in a message published in August 2013, according to a statement issued by the U.S. attorney's office in Pennsylvania.

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"President Obama the Anti-Christ. As a result of breaking the constitution you will stand down or be shot dead," Savino wrote.

The president was scheduled to make several appearances in Pennsylvania the same month Savino posted the threat. One of the appearances was at Lackawanna College, less than 10 miles from Clarks Summit, where Savino lived.

Police found about 11,000 rounds of ammunition and three firearms after searching Savino's vehicle. Savino pleaded guilty to the threat charge, according to the statement, and will have to forfeit his weapons and ammunition as conditions of the plea agreement.

He will also be subject to two years of supervised release and must pay a $3,000 fine, the statement said.

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