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Hackensack Teen Accused Of Threatening Obama, 9/11 Memorial

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A teenager from Hackensack, New Jersey has landed in serious trouble, on accusations that he made online threats against President Barack Obama and the White House.

As WCBS 880's Alex Silverman reported Tuesday, the Bergen County Prosecutor's office said the 17-year-old boy, called "JC" in court papers, also claimed he would to be involved in an attack at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City and said his ``friends'' in the Islamic State group were planning to attack New York.

Hackensack Teen Accused Of Threatening Obama, 9/11 Memorial

The FBI and the Secret Service were involved in the investigation, but it has ended up in the hands of local authorities and Bergen County Family Court.

Prosecutors said the teen is also a suspect in swatting incidents that occurred in New Albany, Indiana. They said an investigation into those incidents uncovered ``threats'' being made from the boy's home.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the boy's home and seized electronic devices.

The Prosecutor's office said the boy has been released to his mother and is not now considered a threat.

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