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Obama's niece threatened before NCAA game

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 00:47

A phone message threatening President Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's basketball team, prompted authorites to increase security at Monday night's game in Maryland. Linda So reports.

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A threat against President Obama's niece prompted increased security at Monday night's NCAA game between Princeton and Maryland. Leslie Robinson is a freshman forward at Princeton and daughter of Michelle Obama's brother. Authorities say a woman called the University of Maryland's athletic department and left a voicemail saying a man she knew was on campus with a handgun and mentioned Obama's niece. Robinson was reportedly not aware of the threat before the game, but Princeton's coach was. SOUNDBITE: COURTNEY BANGHART, PRINCETON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH, SAYING: "Leslie is safe. No one loves her like I do, and she's an important part of our team. So keep the freaks out of the gym." Princeton lost Monday night's game against the lady Terps. President Obama attended Saturday's game between Princeton and Wisconsin-Green Bay but was not there Monday night.

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Obama's niece threatened before NCAA game

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 00:47