(NNPA) - A woman accused of threatening to "blow away" first lady Michelle Obama landed in federal court on Dec. 22 as the Obamas prepared to travel to Hawaii for the Christmas holiday, the Associated Press reported.
Kristy Lee Roshia, a 35-year-old woman who has a history of sending threats and violent messages to the Secret Service, was charged with making threats against a member of the president's family and assaulting a federal agent. Police arrested Roshia less than two miles from the Kailua home where the Obamas are spending the holidays.
According to the AP, Roshia called the Secret Service's office in Boston, telling a receptionist she would "kill Michelle Obama" and "kill Marines."
According to the report, Roshia first sent a message to the Secret Service in 2004 when she said her mission was to assassinate the president, although she did not wish to hurt him. She has also sent rambling messages, love letters, poems and photographs of herself to various Secret Service offices, according to police affidavits reviewed by the Associated Press.
A photo provided to the Associated Press by the U.S. Secret Service, shows Kristy Lee Roshia. An authority says Roshia, accused of threatening to kill first lady Michelle Obama, was in federal custody in Honolulu as the Obama family spent their holidays in Hawaii. Agents arrested Roshia on Saturday, Dec. 19, after she told them she knew where President Obama and his wife would be staying during their visit to the islands.