Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Obama assassination plot (updated)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

From Denver's CBS affiliate: "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."

For more, see The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Memeorandum has the reaction.

(12:11 am)

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UPDATE (11:00 am): "Was there a plot to kill Obama?" asks Newsweek. "This is a methamphetamine and firearms case that arose from a traffic stop made by an Aurora Police officer," according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver. "Firearms and methamphetamine were seized, and a number of individuals are in state custody. The matter continues to be under investigation. We'll provide more information as it becomes available."

Those detained are "believed to be white supremacists."

According to the AP, U.S. Attorney Troy Eid is "absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado."

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