Secret Service Investigates Possible Threat Made Against President Obama (UPDATED)
The Secret Service is investigating a possible threat made against President Obama. Authorities tell NBC News that there was a “potentially suspicious person and vehicle” near where Obama made fundraising stops tonight.
Connecticut police have been informed of the report by the Secret Service, as well as being advised to be on lookout for this suspicious person. State law enforcement is currently looking for the car this person was driving, which they believe to be a blue Jetta with Connecticut plates.
Obama attended one fundraiser in Connecticut tonight before heading to another one in Rhode Island later in the night.
Update — Aug. 30, 11:35 a.m. ET: Police in Hamden, Connecticut have taken a suspect into custody in connection to the alleged threats against President Obama, according to NBC News.
“We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter, based on the information we received yesterday about a suspicious vehicle and person, ” a spokesperson for the Secret Service said. “There have been no arrests or charges brought in this case at this point.”
[h/t NBC Connecticut]
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