Secret Service agents arrested a Deaf New Yorker for making threats against the President of the United States. White House switchboard received several undeciphered code messages and informed the Secret Service to investigate. While tracing the phone call, it was discovered to be that of a teletypewriter (TTY). The White House replaces the TTY with a videophone (VP) when it became obsolete. The Deaf New Yorker was released from custody after it was determined that it was not a threat, just an misunderstandings. The Deaf New Yorker just wanted to congratulate the President of winning the Nobel Peace prize. Obama was aware of the situation, apologized, inviting him to the White House.

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