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tonihawr at msn.com
Sun Oct 31 20:00:13 EST 2004
Man charged with threatening Cheney makes initial court appearance
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 31 - A man charged with threatening the life of Vice President Dick Cheney during a campaign visit appeared Sunday in federal court, where a judge ordered him jailed until a bond hearing later in the week.
Homer O. Shoup Jr., 51, was expected to be appointed a lawyer in time for the bond hearing, said Faron Paramore, resident agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service in <>Grand Rapids. Shoup is being held in Kent County Correctional Facility.
Shoup is accused of calling 911 Friday morning and telling dispatchers he had turned his van into a bomb and planned to try and kill Cheney by crashing the vehicle into the Lansing venue where the vice president was to speak.
He was arrested less than two hours after the call about an hour's drive away.
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