Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Plot to kill Obama

Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot

ENVER (CBS4/AP) ― CBS4 has learned at least four people are under arrest in connectionwith a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday nightacceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug orweapons charges.

CBS4Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authoritiesthey were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ...rifle … sighted at 750 yards."

Law enforcement sourcestell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they hadcome to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."

Thestory began emerging Sunday morning when Aurora police arrested28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. He was driving a rented pickup truck in anerratic manner according to sources.

Sources told CBS4 policefound two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflageclothing, walkie-talkies, wigs, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope,licenses in the names of other people and 44 grams of methamphetamine.One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.

Aurora police alerted federal officials because of heightened security surrounding the Democratic convention, Dudley said.
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