Monday, August 25, 2008

TV station reports plot to assassinate Obama during Thursday speech at Invesco Field

Denver police will hold a news conference Tuesday morning concerning a traffic stop in which four men with high-powered rifles were arrested. A television station said the men were plotting to kill Barack Obama during his acceptance speech Thursday night at Invesco Field, but police did not confirm the story:

Nothing in the news release suggests the arrests have anything to do with the convention or a plot to attack Obama, although a Secret Service agent is among the law enforcement officials scheduled to appear on Tuesday.

According to a report by KUSA-TV, at least four people are under arrest in connection with a plot to kill Obama during his speech Thursday night at Invesco Field. The television station cited law enforcement sources as saying one of the suspects said the group planned to come to Denver to kill Obama.

One of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards,” according to the KUSA report.

The station said 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 methamphetamines.

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