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Ryan Kirker, West Virginia Man, Charged With Threatening Obama, Family In Racist 'KKK Forever' Letter (UPDATE)

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Ryan Kirker of McMechen, W.Va. has been charged with threatening President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) | AP

UPDATE: 11/22 -- The charges against Kirker were dropped earlier this month, when a handwriting analysis by the Secret Service determined that he hadn't written the offending letters.

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Ryan Kirker, a 21-year-old man from McMechen, W.Va., has been charged with threatening President Barack Obama in a letter sent in April, WTRF reported Monday.

The letter, which according to the Associated Press was littered with profanity and racial slurs, reportedly concluded with the tag-line "KKK forever." It also included threats against Obama's family.

According to the Secret Service, Kircher allegedly referenced possessing a weapon and having the ability to obtain armor-piercing ammunition.

Kirker is currently being held at Northern Regional Jail on a federal complaint, WTRF reported. He will appear before a federal magistrate judge on Tuesday morning, where he will subjected to a formal handwriting analysis.

Previous records show that Kirker has been arrested on unrelated misdemeanor charges on at least two previous occasions since 2011.

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