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Daniel Temple, Ohio Man, In Court Over Obama Death Threats On Twitter

04/02/2013 06:15 pm ET

Daniel Temple, a 36-year-old man from Ohio, was released from jail on Tuesday after attending a hearing in federal court regarding a series of threatening tweets he'd allegedly directed at President Barack Obama, the Associated Press reports.

A criminal complaint was filed against Temple after Secret Service agents visited his residence on March 24 to question him about tweets from his account that claimed he was "coming to kill" Obama and his family. Others used racial and anti-gay slurs to attack the president.

“Temple admitted to having posted all of the messages,” the complaint said, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Temple's Twitter profile remained online as of Tuesday evening. A number of the threats at issue also appear to remain posted, as well as a stream of rambling tweets and a mention of Temple's encounter with the Secret Service.

Threatening the life of the president can carry a punishment of up to five years in prison.

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