Denver Police Arrest 4 on Possible Obama Threat

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According to CBS4 in Denver, at least 4 people have been arrested in connection to a possible assassination attempt at the Democratic National Convention. From that report:

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards.”

Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”


“It’s premature to say that it was a valid threat or that these folks have the ability to carry it out,” said a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said the case was under investigation.

“We’re absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado,” Eid said in a prepared statement.

The entire story of how these guys were discovered is quite interesting. Click the link above to read it for yourself.

I’m Jon, reporting.

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