President Obama’s niece Leslie Robinson was threatened ahead of last night’s NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the Princeton-Maryland tournament. USA Today reports.
College Park security was reportedly increased before the match.
According to the report, a voice mail was received this afternoon in the offices of the Athletics Department of the University of Maryland, in which a woman said that a man was driving on campus with a Glock pistol.
The caller linked the man’s appearance on campus to last night’s match and Leslie Robinson, daughter of Craig Robinson, brother of Michelle Obama, who is a freshman at Princeton. Leslie Robinson was not notified of the threat, but Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was aware of it.
In addition to the game’s normal security, undercover security personnel were near the Princeton bench. Secret service officials were also in the arena due to the presence of Supreme Court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Barack Obama attended the first round match between Princeton and Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 21, but was not at last night’s match.