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Delatorre Pleads Not Guilty To Fed Charges

The man who threatened to kill the president by blowing up the White House and a Dubuque hospital has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Documents from federal court in Cedar Rapids say 25 year old Christian Delatorre entered a not guilty plea this week to one count of making threats against the president. In late April a U.S. Secret Service agent met with Delatorre at MercyOne Medical Center to question him about threats he make against the president to hospital staff. Delatorre allegedly told the agent that he was infuriated with President Donald Trump’s comments and behavior and he had been planning to kill the president for a year. Delatorre said he would use drones that would carry bombs that would be dropped on the White House. He even had a floor plan of the White House. Delatorre had reserved a bus ticket from Dubuque to Washington DC. After more than a week after being questioned by the agent, Delatorre was arrested at the psychiatric unit at Mercy. Delatorre also faces felony charges in Dubuque County for threatening to blow up Mercy Hospital and the White House. His federal trial is scheduled for July 22nd.

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