Man Arrested After Obama Threat
POSTED: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:36am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:47am
Investigators say man who e-mailed threats confronted police with shotgun.
Authorities have arrested a Washington state man and swept his apartment complex for explosives after e-mailed threats were made against President Obama.
Federal Way Police identified the man as 31-year-old Anton Caluori.
A Secret Service agent and Federal Way Police went to the apartment at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after threatening e-mails were intercepted.
When they got to the front door, the agent and the police officer were greeted by a man armed with two guns.
There was a brief skirmish and Calouri was taken into custody.
Caluori made a statement about explosives, so the bomb squad was called in.
The apartment building was evacuated as a precaution while the bomb squad searched the apartment.
No explosives were found.
Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the Seattle U.S. attorney's office, said the threats had been sent to a general government email address.