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Waterville man arrested after online threats against President Biden

A Waterville man has been arrested after allegedly making online threats to kill President Joe Biden, other politicians and immigrants.

Benjamin Brown was arrested earlier this week and has been charged with transmitting threatening interstate communication, according to court documents.

In an affidavit, FBI agent Jonathan Duquette alleges that over several years Brown posted YouTube comments that made threats against Biden, Senator Susan Collins, Governor Janet Mills and other politicians. He also threatened immigrants, writing that he had bought guns and was preparing for a revolution.

A detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in federal court in Bangor.

Kaitlyn Budion is Maine Public’s Bangor correspondent, joining the reporting team after several years working in print journalism.