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SC man accused of threatening to shoot president

Nov 26, 2010 6:06:00 AM - thestate.com
A South Carolina man has been accused of threatening to kill President Obama.

WYFF-TV reported a Secret Service affidavit states that 78-year-old Michael Stephen Bowden of Woodruff was arrested earlier this month after he told a nurse at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Spartanburg he was thinking of killing the president.

Agents say they found three handguns and a rifle under Bowden's bed, and a dozen other guns in the house.

WYFF reported Bowden was in the Navy for four years and was a former New York City policeman and fire captain.

Kerry Bowden says the family didn't know his father had tested positive for suicidal tendencies in April until the agents arrived Nov. 16.