Federal prosecutors have charged a North Carolina man with threatening to kill President Joe Biden.
David Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, N.C. was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with threatening the President of the United States and others.
According to a news release from the U.S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Reeves was arraigned on charges on Thursday morning in Mecklenburg County.
Prosecutors say Reeves made direct threats toward Secret Service agents and President Biden via a series of telephone calls to the White House switchboard between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1.
According to court documents, a Secret Service agent contacted Reeves on Feb. 1 to discuss the threats, and he repeatedly said he was going to kill President Biden and others on that call. Reeves made at least five calls in total threatening the president.
The charge of making a threat against the president of the United States carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.