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Cincinnati man accused of threatening Boehner to be released

Michael Hoyt. (File mugshot) Michael Hoyt. (File mugshot)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19/AP) -

A judge has ruled that a former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill then-Speaker John Boehner is of low risk to the community and will be released to his family.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ruled Tuesday at a hearing on Michael Hoyt's mental stability.

Authorities said Hoyt threatened to kill Boehner with a gun or by poisoning his drink.

In July, Black ruled Hoyt was insane at the time of the offense, threatening to kill a U.S. official. He found him not guilty and ordered evaluation at a federal medical center. 

Hoyt appeared via video conference from a Butner, North Carolina center. The judge says Hoyt will live initially with his father while receiving treatment and monitoring that he is taking his medication.

Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7 after authorities said he made threatening statements in the fall of 2014 – shortly after he was fired from his job at Wetherington Country Club.

Hoyt told officials he often poured drinks at the club for Boehner and could have put something in his drink previously. During an evaluation, Hoyt told FBI agents that Boehner was the devil and that the Speaker caused Hoyt to be fired from the country club.

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