Armed man charged over Obama death threat email
August 24, 2012, 11:42 am TWN
LOS ANGELES -- An armed man who allegedly made a death threat against U.S. President Barack Obama in an expletive-filled email was charged Wednesday over the incident, court papers showed.
Anton Calouri, 31, is accused of threatening to kill the president and of assaulting a law enforcement official at the time of his arrest Tuesday in Federal Way, a suburb of Seattle, Washington.
"I will kill the president!!!!! 'I' Don't give a (expletive)... But You Know That!!!!" Calouri allegedly wrote in an email to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"COME GET ME... 'I' WON'T FIGHT AGAINST YOU... 'I' WANT YOU TO COME AND GET ME."
According to court papers, Secret Service agents and federal police stormed Calouri's apartment after he sent the threatening email to an FBI office.
"Recent national events are a stark reminder that we must take these threats of death or violence seriously," said U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.