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The Today File

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August 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Federal Way man arrested, accused of threatening Obama

UPDATE 8:55 P.M.| Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said no explosives were found in the suspect’s apartment.

UPDATE 7:30 P.M.| The Secret Service identified the man arrested as Anton Caluori, 31. Caluori brandished a shotgun at federal agents at his apartment door before they took him into custody without injury, according to Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary.

He said Caluori’s alleged e-mail threats spoke about using explosive devices and that’s what prompted the Secret Service to ask the Federal Way Police Department’s bomb squad to check his apartment.

Caluori, charged with making threats against the President and an assault on a federal officer, is scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday at 2 p.m., Leary said. 

The Secret Service says it arrested a Federal Way man for allegedly making threats against President Obama Tuesday afternoon.

Secret Service agents without a search warrant observed the man was armed when they contacted him around 2 p.m. at his apartment at 109 S. 337th Lane in Federal Way, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The man had allegedly e-mailed threats against the president directly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office said.

Secret Service agents called for the assistance of the Federal Way Police Department’s bomb squad to check for explosives inside the apartment while residents of the Panther Ridge apartment four-plex were evacuated, according to Cathy Schrock, a department spokeswoman. The squad was still working in the apartment as of 5:30 p.m.

Two weapons were confiscated from the man, who remains in Secret Service custody in Federal Way, Schrock said.

 


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