SABATTUS, MAINE (CBS/AP) – A retired Malden police officer is apologizing for a Facebook post that used a racial slur and suggested shooting President Obama.

David Marsters, of Sabattus, Maine, says Secret Service agents have been to his house and he has received anonymous death threats since a Maine newspaper first reported the threat.

Marsters told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 on Wednesday he regretted making both the racial slur and the shooting reference.

“I made a mistake,” he said. “I said a stupid thing and I apologize for it.”

Marsters says he was frustrated by the way he sees the country being run, and went onto Facebook to vent.

“I regret saying it. I didn’t mean anything by it to hurt anybody. I apologize to the whole nation,” he said.

Marsters, who has taken out papers to run for town selectman in Sabattus, says he has no intention of quitting the race.

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