Barack Obama in Brisbane. Photo: Nicky Stewart
Barack Obama in Brisbane. Photo: Nicky Stewart

Obama bomb threat accused says it was just a joke

THE 21-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama during the G20 appeared briefly in court yesterday.

Jacob Nicholas was charged with using a carrier service to menace or harass after he allegedly made a joke threatening to bomb the president of the United States.

Outside court, Nicholas's solicitor Doug Winning told TV reporters the comments made on social media were meant as a joke.

His case was adjourned until December 18.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

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