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David Marsters, Maine Man, Gets Visit From Secret Service Over Obama Facebook Threat

08/28/2013 06:27 pm ET | Updated Aug 29, 2013

A Maine man is in hot water over a Facebook post containing a news story about President Barack Obama and a racially-charged threat.

The Portland Press Herald reported Tuesday that 68-year-old David Marsters is under investigation over an item posted last Friday on his personal page. The update in question included a link to a story about GOP lawmakers pursuing an Obama impeachment, and a comment from Marsters that read "Shoot the n*gg*r."

The Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal added that Marsters' Facebook post prompted a visit from Secret Service members. He was questioned for an hour at the local police station in Sabattus, Maine.

"I think it's a lot of hogwash," Marsters told the Press-Herald. "I did not threaten the president ... I might have used the wrong words ... I didn't say I was going to do it."

The Press Herald added that Marsters is running for town selectman. Back in March, Marsters made headlines for a proposal mandating every resident own a gun.

“It would provide and protect safety of the city," he said, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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