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Malia Obama's Secret Service Agents Detain Man After Marriage Proposal

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Melissa Porter | 20 April, 2017, 05:54

Malia Obama is lucky to have Secret Service protecting her, after an encounter with an alleged stalker in New York City left her badly shaken and potentially in danger.

A Brooklyn, New York, man was detained by the U.S. Secret service for stalking and harassing Malia Obama, The New York Daily News reports. The agents reported 30-year-old Jair Nilton Cardosa to the police for allegedly going to the fourth floor of the Tribeca building where Obama interns.

The two Secret Service agents assigned to Obama's detail told him to leave.

A leg-barring Malia was spotted leaving her internship at The Weinstein Company in NY on Tuesday wearing a thigh-grazing, lumberjack-red, plaid shirtdress.

The agents quickly surrounded the stalker, who was dressed in a Rastafarian cap, and interrogated him for almost an hour, while Malia sneaked out of the offices of Weinstein Co, through a side door.

Cardosa was determined to be emotionally disturbed when Secret Service agents went to interview him at his apartment on April 13.

The eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama is now spending the spring interning at the film production company. Following multiple incidents, including one marriage proposal, Cardosa is now undergoing a a psychiatric evaluation.

The 18-year-old is set to start school at Harvard College in the fall.

Authorities are determining if stalking or harassment charges against Cardoso should be filed.

Malia Obama still qualifies for Secret Service protection under a recently signed executive order.

The Manhattan district attorney's office declined comment.