Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Possible Assassination Plot Against Obama

Authorities investigating a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck who allegedly threatened Barack Obama emphasize that he never posed a "credible threat" to the candidate or the Democratic National Convention.
Hours later, Gartrell led them to two nearby hotels, where authorities arrested two more men — Nathan Johnson and Shawn Robert Adolf.

Johnson told KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, that others involved in the case had made racist statements regarding Obama and had discussed killing him on the day of his nomination acceptance speech.
Apparently there were four individuals involved in the alleged plot. The Daily Telegraph has more:

One of the group said he was "going to shoot Obama", who is in Denver, Colorado, for the Democratic National Convention, "from a high vantage point using a rifle sighted at 750 yards".

Police said that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative".
An associate of Gartrell and Adolph, Nathan Johnson, 32, and his girlfriend, Natasha Gromek, were also arrested. Johnson is understood to have told authorities that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."


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