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Stanley Viner Threatened To 'Slaughter' President Obama And Entire Lee County Sheriff's Office: Police

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A Florida man was tracked down and arrested late last week for allegedly threatening to kill President Obama and the entirety of the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The violent message reached the sheriff's office in a vulgarity laced email allegedly written by Stanley Viner, 48, NBC-2 reports. In it, Viner reportedly said he wanted to "slaughter" one of the deputies, his wife and his children.

The lives of every deputy in the department as well as Obama's, were deemed targets by Viner, who referred to himself as "God" in the tirade.

Deputies hunted down Viner at his Lehigh Acres home -- near Fort Myers -- on Thursday and arrested him. He's currently being held in lieu of a $200,000 bond.

"He has threatened one of our deputies and his family, along with this entire agency," sheriff's office employee Tiffany Wood told NBC-2. "With the events that have occurred in other parts of the country, this has definitely heightened our awareness."

He claimed that he threatened deputies because of a prior arrest that he didn't agree with, and argued that the sheriff's office still had his backpack from that arrest. Authorities didn't have any prior arrest on record, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Viner's family told investigators that he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and that his condition is getting worse, according to the News-Press.

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