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Miami man arrested for alleged threat against Obama

By Monique O. Madan, McClatchy Newspapers –

MIAMI — The Secret Service has revealed the name of the West Miami man who it says made threats against President Barack Obama last week while he was in South Florida.

Joaquin Serrapio, 20, was arrested Friday and charged with making threats against the president and successors to the presidency, said Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary.

Obama spoke on Thursday at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. After his speech, the president attended a fundraising reception at the Biltmore Hotel and another at a Pinecrest home.

Authorities declined to comment on any details regarding the threat.

“This is what we call a protective intelligence case, meaning we don’t comment any further,” Leary said.

It is unclear what the threat was, in what form the threat was delivered and where exactly Serrapio was arrested.

Television station WFOR reported that he has since bonded out of jail.

Serrapio has a fan page on Facebook where he describes himself as a singer and songwriter.

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