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Officials: Man arrested after threatening governor

A Hilton Head man is in jail after officials say he threatened the life of Gov. Mark Sanford.

The man, Brian Joseph Macdermant, 39, allegedly called the governor's office around noon Wednesday and during a conversation with a staff member threatened the governor, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division said.

If convicted, Macdermant could face up to five years in prison and fines.

-- Kelly Davis

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