Ex-Mr. Met claims federal agent threatened his life

A threat to Mr. Met? AJ Mass, a

A threat to Mr. Met? AJ Mass, a former Mr. Met, claims federal agents threatened to kill him if he went near President Clinton in 1997. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

FLUSHING - The Mets' former team mascot says a federal agent once threatened his life. 

In a new book, the man who used to wear the "Mr. Met" costume said he wanted to meet President Clinton during a visit to Shea Stadium in 1997. However, the baseball head on the costume didn't fit through a metal detector. 

That is when AJ Mass says a Secret Service agent told him, if he went near Clinton, there was a possibility he would be shot by one of the snipers stationed around the ballpark. 

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