President Obama’s niece threatened before NCAA game

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Someone called the University of Maryland Police on Monday afternoon to report a possible threat against President Obama’s niece. A message mentioned a man with a gun and named Leslie Robinson. Robinson is a freshman basketball player at Princeton University, and the daughter of Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother.

Princeton played Maryland Monday in the Women’s NCAA basketball tournament. No incidents were reported at the game on the Maryland campus.

Princeton’s coach responded to the threat by confirming that Leslie was safe and in the locker room, adding, “Keep the freaks out of the gym.”

Security at the Monday night game was increased.

It was also due to the fact that two Supreme Court Justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, were in the audience.