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Independence Man Arrested for Threats Against the President


An Independence man has been arrested after making threats to President Joe Biden.


Scott Merryman was arrested at a Cracker Barrel in Maryland by secret service agents. According to Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison, Merryman told an IPD investigator that he was headed to Washington D.C. to see President Biden. At the time of speaking to the investigator, Merryman didn't make any threats toward the President. Due to concerns over mental health and the seriousness of the issue, IPD contacted the secret service.


Merryman's had made multiple posts on Facebook with religious undertones saying he was going to lop off the head of the serpent. Officers didn't find a gun on Merryman during his arrest but they did find a loaded magazine and a spotting scope.

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