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Suspect Threatens President Obama To Get Medical Treatment
A homeless man who was arrested after threatening the lives of President Barack Obama's family said he only did it to receive medical attention for chest pains.
Stephen Espalin, 57, says he told police he sent a heat-activated bomb to the White House to murder President Obama's wife, Michelle, daughters, Sasha and Malia, and their dog, Bo, to get treated for chest pains after being ejected from care in a Boca Raton, Fla. hospital.
"I realize it wasn't the right thing to do," Espalin was quoted as saying by the Florida Sun-Sentinel. "I uttered those words knowing the [federal agents] would come and take care of me."
Espalin told a judge he had no intention to hurt the President.
Photo from Florida Department of Law Enforcement