A phone message threatening President Barack Obama’s niece, who plays for the Princeton basketball team, prompted increased security at Monday night’s NCAA women’s tournament game between the Ivy League school and Maryland.
People are never going to stop being creepy, are they? Oh, and lets leave an 8-minute voicemail, deatiling the threat – that makes a bunch of sense as well. Moron.
An eight-minute voicemail was received at the University of Maryland athletic department offices on Monday afternoon in which a woman said a man was driving on the College Park, Maryland, campus with a Glock handgun in his possession, the newspaper reported, citing a person with knowledge of the threat.
The caller linked the man’s appearance on campus to the game and Leslie Robinson, a freshman forward at Princeton and the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, USA Today said.
Robinson was not told of the threat, but Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was aware of it, the paper said.
University of Maryland police had no immediate comment.
In addition to normal game security, undercover security officers were near the Princeton bench. Secret Service officers also were in the arena due to the presence of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, USA Today reported.
Obama attended Saturday’s first-round game between Princeton and Wisconsin-Green Bay but was not at Monday night’s game.
Just let the kid play the game. This is the kind of scary stuff that nut jobs all over the country are doing to people. We only know about this because she is the President’s niece. Glad everyone is safe and sound. Great job, Campus PD!
Finish Reading at HuffPo:
Obama’s niece threatened before Maryland-Princeton NCAA game
Princeton women’s basketball coach Courtney Banghart responds to threats made to President Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, in a phone message received by Maryland’s athletic department before the start of the game.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at KatieFMcGuire@gmail.com
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