Oregon Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Portland, OR (AP) - An Oregon man has been arrested on charges
of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and his family.

Darryl James Swanson made his first court appearance Tuesday and was detained for a mental health evaluation. He did not enter a
plea.
The Secret Service arrested the 45-year-old Portland man Friday
in connection with the threats.

Court documents show Swanson admitted calling The Associated
Press on May 2 and leaving a message that used a racial epithet and
said he would seek weapons from al-Qaida to shoot the president and his family.

The documents show that a Secret Service agent warned Swanson
against threatening the president but he continued to leave
messages with government and law enforcement agencies in Florida,
Oregon and Washington.
A family friend says Swanson is "harmless."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by anonymous Location: right over here on Jul 5, 2011 at 07:57 PM
    Is This Mr. Gump? He won the Congressional Medal of Honor during the war in Indo-China. He was highly decorated, that is what I am told. He left the military and purchased a trawler. A shrimpboat...
  • by Localboy Location: Tally on Jul 5, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    "... said he would seek weapons from al-Qaida to shoot the president and his family." Yep; that's about as stupid as it gets. The Secret Service should have been knocking on his door. I'm sure that he didn't give any thought whatsoever about how that statement would alter the course of his life.
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