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August 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Mental evaluation ordered for Federal Way man accused of threatening Obama

U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue has ordered a mental evaluation of the Federal Way man charged with threatening President Obama and pointing a firearm at law enforcement officers.

Last Thursday, the attorney for Anton Caluori filed a sealed motion seeking the examination. On Friday, by agreement of federal public defender Kyana Stephens and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Masada, the judge canceled a detention hearing scheduled for today and Caluori was remanded into custody pending further proceedings.

Federal prosecutors allege Caluori came to the attention of the FBI after he sent a profanity-laced email to the law enforcement agency stating, “I will kill the president!!!!!” The email included Caluori’s address and rambling warnings that “dieing (sic) Isn’t frightening … it’s peaceful you … will see … ” and threats of a “Cop killing spree … just over the hill.”

When Secret Service Special Agent Bryan Molnar and Federal Way police Officer Andy Hensing showed up at Caluori’s apartment last Tuesday he opened the door and was draped in a bandoleer “filled with 12-gauge shotgun shells around his torso,” according to the charges. A large black knife was attached to the bandoleer, and prosecutors said Caluori had a handgun strapped to his ankle.

Both officers ordered him to show his hands, but instead he reached behind his back and pulled out a pump shotgun with a pistol grip and pointed it at the officers.

Hensing grabbed the barrel of the shotgun, and Molnar grabbed Caluori, and they subdued and handcuffed him, according to the charges.

Police found two assault-style rifles, a shotgun, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition for each in the house, according to charges.

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