Man accused of threatening Bush

WILLARD - Paramedics took a New Jersey man to a Toledo mental facility after he was accused of making threatening comments about President Bush. Willard police officers responded to a Conwell Avenue business at 10:15 p.m. Saturday after a complainant accused Keith Born, 55, of threatening someone in a vehicle and brandishing a handgun.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

WILLARD - Paramedics took a New Jersey man to a Toledo mental facility after he was accused of making threatening comments about President Bush.

Willard police officers responded to a Conwell Avenue business at 10:15 p.m. Saturday after a complainant accused Keith Born, 55, of threatening someone in a vehicle and brandishing a handgun.

Police brought him to the station to be held in custody until he was sober, Chief Joe Daniel said.

Officers contacted the Secret Service after Born reportedly made "certain threats ... toward the President," a dispatcher wrote. Federal agents interviewed Born, determined he was not a threat, but recommended a mental health professional evaluate him.

A Huron County mental health professional later determined Born was a potential threat to himself, police said. North Central EMS then transported him to the Toledo hospital. Born was charged with disorderly conduct and an open container violation in connection with the Willard business incident.