Central Pa. man indicted after allegedly threatening to kill Biden, Trump

Staff report

A Cumberland County man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly threatening the president and former president.

Mohamed Farah, 32, allegedly threatened to assassinate President Joe Biden in January and also said he would assassinate former President Donald Trump if he ran for reelection, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District Of Pennsylvania said in a news release Wednesday.

Farah is a citizen of Somalia, according to the office.

The indictment was handed down on Tuesday.

More:Two dead in apparent murder-suicide: Coroner

More:Nearly half of households in York County will see changes from redistricting

More:President Joe Biden and wife Jill release tax return: What it shows

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2022, to announce a final version of his administration's ghost gun rule, which comes with the White House and the Justice Department under growing pressure to crack down on gun deaths. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The maximum penalty for the charges is five years in prison, supervised release and a fine. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI and Lower Allen Township Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli is prosecuting the case.