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Rochester man arrested twice in two days for threatening to kill the president, governor

ROCHESTER – The U.S. Attorney’s office announced today that Brandon Correa, 30, of Rochester, was arrested on new charges of making a direct threat to kill the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The defendant is also accused of making new online threats to kill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy. Each count is punishable by five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to a criminal complaint, the defendant, who was indicted on August 5, 2014 on similar charges, was on Twitter and Facebook within the last 48 hours posting new threats. Some of the new postings included photographs of President Obama, Governor Cuomo, and Lt. Governor Duffy and the text “…you three get ready to die”.

Corea defendant appeared before a U.S. Magistrate and was detained. He is due back in court on August 11.  

The complaint is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge, Tracy Gast, and Investigators from the New York State Police, Protective Services Unit, under the direction of Major Stephen Nevins.