13-year-old boy charged with threatening Bush
Investigators did not find anything in earch of the boy's home to make them think he was planning to carry out the alleged threats.india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 16:08 IST
A 13-year-old boy was charged with threatening President George W Bush -- who is scheduled to travel to nearby Cincinnati next week -- in two e-mails sent to the mayor, police said.
Investigators did not find anything in a search of the boy's home to make them think he was planning to carry out the alleged threats, police Capt Linny Cloyd said.
The teen was in the custody of his mother at their home Tuesday.
He faces one felony count of making a terroristic threat and is to appear in Boone County Family Court within two weeks.
The investigation began after Mayor Diane Whalen received an anonymous e-mail threatening Bush, Cloyd said.
A second e-mail was also sent to Whalen, he said.
Cloyd and Whalen refused to release the e-mails or give details of the threats.
Cloyd went to the teen's home on Monday night with agents from the FBI and Secret Service.
He said the boy's parents consented to the search, during which a computer was seized.
"He is extremely well-versed in the history of President Bush," Cloyd said.
"In talking with him, you can tell this is a hot-button topic with him."
Police said the first e-mail was also sent to the White House, Vice President Dick Cheney and the Pentagon.
Bush is scheduled to be across the Ohio River on Monday to throw out the first pitch on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds.