Man threatened to kill President, candidates

Posted at 7:40 AM, Apr 08, 2016

A Cheektowaga, New York man is accused of threatening to kill Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

The U.S. Secret Service received information Thursday about the threats 21-year-old Joseph Conrad Goode allegedly made, which included, among other things:

  • He was going to get a "high powered rifle and kill all the presidential candidates," and that he "is the kind of person ready to snap and shoot up a public place."
  • “Bill Clinton is only a couple hours away and I am going to f------ kill him along with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and all of the FBI." Goode also said he had a sniper rifle and was going to get it when he got out of here [ECMC].
  • Wanted to kill Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
  • The defendant’s goal in killing presidential candidates was to "see the world burn."

Goode will appear in federal court at 11:30 a.m. local time on Friday to face charges of threatening the President, threatening a former President, and threatening a major candidate for Office of the President of the United States.

If convicted, Goode faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.