Monday, August 25, 2008

Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point

Brian Maass

DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle … sighted at 750 yards."

Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."

The story began emerging Sunday morning when Aurora police arrested 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. He was driving a rented pickup truck in an erratic manner according to sources.

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

Subsequently authorities went to the Cherry Creek Hotel to contact an associate of Gartrell's. But that man, who was wanted on numerous warrants, jumped out of a sixth floor hotel window. Law enforcement sources say the man broke an ankle in the fall and was captured moments later. Sources say he was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.

A third man -- an associate of Gartrell and the hotel jumper was also arrested. He told authorities that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."

That man, along with a woman, are also under arrest.

The Secret Service, FBI, ATF and the joint terrorism task force are all investigating the alleged plot.

The U.S. Attorney in Denver has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon.

CBS4 will have new details on this developing story at 10pm.

Source: CBS4Denver

5 comments:

Papa Giorgio said...

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Wouldn't it be ironic if a racist white guy killed a racist black politician? Horrible, but ironic.

[from elsewhere on the web, by me]
I would caution against voting for a guy who went to a church who gave a life-time achievement award to a guy that claims he was taken up in a UFO where the founder of the Nation of Islam and Jesus told him he was the little messiah. The same person teaches that an evil scientist on the island of Cyprus created the white man 6,000 years ago.

I have gone to the same church for 10 years. If my pastor gave David Duke a "lifetime achievement award" and the KKK attended my church (like members of the New Black Panther Party attends Obama's church and Farrakhan was given that “life time achievement award”) and David Duke was given three full cover shots on my church's magazine cover like Farrakhan was given at Obama's church, even put on a cover with Farrakhan, I would leave immediately... after having some choice words with my pastor of course.



http://religiopoliticaltalk.blogspot.com/2008/07/unlike-obama-im-proud-of-my-white-momma.html

http://religiopoliticaltalk.blogspot.com/2008/04/obama-rev-wright-farrakhan-ufos-and.html

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