Pa. man accused of threatening President Bush

October 23, 2008 10:49:18 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania man is under indictment for allegedly threatening the life of President George W. Bush. U.S. Attorney Martin Carlson says the Secret Service began investigating 50-year-old Patrick Bloodsworth, of Red Lion, after he was admitted to York Hospital following an altercation with family members.

According to Secret Service Agent Kenneth Werley, a hospital nurse heard Bloodsworth making threats Oct. 8.

Carlson says in a news release that a grand jury returned the indictment on Wednesday. If convicted, Bloodsworth faces up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

The Secret Service declines to answer questions about the case. Most of the case documents have been sealed by a federal magistrate.

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