West Virginia Man Charged with Threatening President

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FAIRMONT, WV (WOWK) – A Marion County man has been charged with making terroristic threats after officers said he stated he wanted to hurt the President of the United States.

Officers with the Fairmont Police Department said that on Tuesday, January 14, they responded to a report of a homicidal or suicidal male at the Union Mission in Fairmont. According to police, the male was described to be wearing a WVU tee-shirt and blue jeans. Officers said they located a man matching the description who identified himself as Charles White, 48, of Fairmont.

Officers said that White went to Fairmont Regional Medical Center via EMS to do a voluntary psychiatric committal.

A short time later, officers were dispatched to Fairmont Regional Medical for an unruly man, who was later identified as White. Officers said that upon arrival on scene, White became uncooperative with the ER staff, and was refusing to go to the psychiatric ward for evaluation. White was screaming at the nursing staff upon officers’ arrival, according to a criminal complaint.

According to police, while asking White who he wanted to hurt, he stated “The President of the United States.” Officers said they asked if White had a plan, to which he replied, “I do, wouldn’t you?” Officers then said they asked White what his plan was, and White became silent at stared at the officers.

According to the Fairmont Police Department, this incident was witnessed by hospital staff and an officer with the Fairmont State University Police. White refused to be fingerprinted, police said.

According to a criminal complaint, White has been charged with making terroristic threats.

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