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Saratoga man accused of terrorist threats to undergo mental evaluation


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The hearing was adjourned Tuesday for the 33-year-old Saratoga Springs man accused of making death threats to the President and local school children.

Brent Dickinson is now due back in Saratoga Springs City Court March 27th, after he undergoes mental evaluations by doctors at the Saratoga County Jail, where he is currently in custody.

Dickinson appeared in court before City Court Judge Jeff Wait Tuesday morning. He is now being represented by a public defender. In court the DA's Office asked that bail be continued at $100,000 bond, $50,000 cash, which Judge Wait granted.

The court ordered the mental evaluation to make sure Dickinson is able to understand the charges pending against him and able to participate in his own defense.

Dickinson allegedly posted the terrorist threats from a Skidmore campus computer to the White House message board in February that was intercepted by the U.S. Secret Service. He is also accused of threatening to take children hostage in a school and kill them.

Dickinson had little to say to the judge in court, and told reporters outside of court that this is all a big misunderstanding.

The DA's office has also requested Dickinson be banned from any contact with Skidmore, or its campus, from this point forward as that is where the alleged threats were made. The court also expects him to be banned from the Saratoga Public Library and the Saratoga YMCA.

The case is scheduled to be heard in front of a grand jury on March 21st.

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