A Wichita man who allegedly threatened to “blow up” the White House is now in federal custody.
Brandon Koss, 31, was charged Wednesday with threatening the president.
According to court documents, Koss was already known to the U.S. Secret Service.
Koss allegedly called the White House about 4:45 a.m. on Jan. 26.
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“I’m going to blow up the White House,” he allegedly told the operator who answered the call.
The Secret Service traced the call back to Koss and a Secret Service agent went to his last known address.
Koss was home, but refused to come to the door, according to an affidavit filed in support of the charge.
But he did agree to speak to the agent by phone. During the call, he admitted to making the call, but denied making a threat.
He told the Secret Service that he called the White House to report terrorism.
A hearing in U.S. District Court is scheduled for Friday to determine if Koss should remain in custody while the case is pending.