Phoenix man arrested, accused of online death threats against president, vice president

A man was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix and accused of making online death threats against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and now faces several federal charges.

David Michael Hanson, 41, reportedly used a social media platform in November and December of 2023 to post threats to murder the president and vice president of the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona.

The U.S. Secret Service spoke to Hanson after seeing the series of threatening online statements he made on Nov. 19 and let him know it was a federal crime to post such threats, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Read more: Arizona Republic