Official: Man wasn’t a ‘credible threat’ to Obama

By | August 26, 2008

Authorities are investigating whether a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck made statements threatening Barack Obama, but emphasize he never posed a “credible threat” to the candidate or the Democratic National Convention.

Officials arrested three men and a woman last weekend suspected of plotting to shoot Obama as he gave his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination.

One of the men arrested told KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, that others involved in the case had made racist statements regarding Obama and had discussed killing Obama on the day of the speech.

When asked if he felt there was a plot to kill Obama, Nathan Johnson said, “Looking back at it, I don’t want to say yes, but I don’t want to say no.” Johnson was interviewed while being held in jail on drug charges. He said he wasn’t involved in any plot.

Three senior FBI officials said it’s unclear whether shooters could have had a clear path to hit the stage from outside the convention hall. At least two of the men may have had white supremacist ties, the officials said, adding that it was unclear whether any of them were serious about carrying out threats. – yahoo

0 thoughts on “Official: Man wasn’t a ‘credible threat’ to Obama

  1. Tony

    Many people expect that Obama will be assassinated. I hope that isn’t the case if Obama is elected president or not. I think it interesting, though, that they termed it as not a credible threat. Could this mean that security is intentionally not as tight for Obama as it is for other such individuals?

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