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New Details: Man held for alleged Obama assassination threat

Posted By admin On August 8, 2008 @ 2:54 am In World News | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
Friday, Aug 8, 2008

A man was being held in Florida on Thursday on charges he told classmates at a training seminar that he would kill Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama if he is elected, according to a law enforcement official and court documents.

The threats came just days before Obama was scheduled to visit Florida and were made by a person discovered to have ammunition, a handgun and other weapons, authorities said.

An affidavit filed by a Secret Service agent in U.S. District Court claims that Raymond Hunter Geisel, of Marathon, Florida, threatened to “kill, kidnap and cause bodily harm upon a major candidate for president of the United States, that is, Senator Barack Obama.”

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A search of Geisel’s vehicle and a hotel room in Miami, where Geisel was attending a bail bondsman training class, found a 9-mm handgun, ammunition that included armor-piercing and rifle bullets, police-style emergency lights, body armor, a machete and two canisters of tear gas, among other military-style items, according to the document.

Agents say that classmates of Geisel reported that, between July 25-28, Geisel used a racial slur toward Obama and said “if he gets elected, I’ll assassinate him myself.”

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[1] CNN: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/07/breaking-man-held-for-obama-assassination-threat/

[2] Four held over ‘Obama assassination plot’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/four-held-over-obama-assassination-plot.html

[3] Armed men were no threat to Obama: U.S. attorney: http://www.prisonplanet.com/armed-men-were-no-threat-to-obama-us-attorney.html

[4] Man’s call for Obama assassination is free speech, not crime, court rules: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mans-call-for-obama-assassination-is-free-speech-not-crime-court-rules.html

[5] Gun dealers experiencing shortages of bullets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-dealers-experiencing-shortages-of-bullets.html

[6] Barack Obama’s uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barack-obamas-uncle-has-been-arrested-and-held-as-illegal-immigrant.html

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