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US woman held after 'threat to kill' Michelle Obama

Kristy Lee Roshia
Kristy Lee Roshia is accused to making threats to kill

US Secret Service agents have arrested a woman accused of threatening to kill Michelle Obama during a family break.

Kristy Lee Roshia was taken into federal custody on Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii, where the Obamas are due to spend their holidays.

The Secret Service said Ms Roshia made the threats during a call to its Boston office in November.

Agents said she claimed she knew where Mrs Obama and her husband President Barack Obama would be staying.

She allegedly told a receptionist: "I will kill Michelle Obama" and "I will kill marines".

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