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Leslie Robinson: Barack Obama’s niece threatened prior to NCAA game


President Obama’s niece Leslie Robinson was threatened before last night’s Princeton-Maryland NCAA tournament women’s basketball game, USA Today reported.

College Park security was reportedly increased before the match.

According to the report, an 8-minute voicemail was received at the University of Maryland athletic department offices this afternoon in which a woman said a man was driving on campus with a Glock handgun in his possession.Barack Obama's niece Leslie Robinson threatened before NCAA game

The caller linked the man’s appearance on campus to last night’s game and Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother, who is a freshman forward at Princeton. Leslie Robinson was not told of the threat, but Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was aware of it.

In addition to normal game security, undercover security officers were near the Princeton bench. Secret Service officers also were in the arena due to the presence of Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Barack Obama attended first-round game between Princeton and Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 21, but was not at last night’s game.

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