Man who threatened Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sees charges dismissed by judge

 February 4, 2024

A Michigan man who was accused of threatening to kill President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has had charges against him dropped by a judge based on a determination that he does not represent a "true threat."

49-year-old Russell Warren appeared for his preliminary hearing on Friday after posting messages to X threatening Biden, Harris, several other 2024 presidential candidates, and even former members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Morris dismissed the case saying that Warren "did not threaten to take or kidnap them to any secluded place nor did he threaten to harm them by his own hands."

Warren was initially arrested after the FBI tracked him down via his IP address and charged him with threatening the president and vice president.

He was held in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service until his release on Friday.

Warren was clearly an unhinged individual, but there is little reason to think that he, on his own, represented any kind of threat to any government official.