The Secret Service says Raymond Hunter Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. Another tipster said Geisel also threatened President Bush.
A search of Geisel’s SUV and hotel room uncovered a loaded handgun, knives, dozens of rounds of ammunition, body armor and a machete.
Geisel told the Secret Service he was originally from Bangor. He said he made no threat against either Obama or the president.
Authorities in Hampden said Geisel has been in trouble with the law before. In 2007 he pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal threatening after his brother called police saying Geisel had threatened him with a knife. Geisel spent 48 hours in a Bangor jail.