Feds Question Man After Alleged Obama Threat

They locate vehicle in Connecticut after alert; no charges so far

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 30, 2014 11:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – With President Obama visiting Rhode Island yesterday evening, the Secret Service issued alerts to police in Connecticut in New York to be on the lookout for someone headed their way in a blue Jetta who might be out to harm the president, reports NECN. State police in Connecticut located the car in question in Hamden, reports the Hartford Courant, and Secret Service agents took a male suspect in for questioning, reports NBC Connecticut. But no charges have been filed, and details remain scant.

"We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter, based on the information we received yesterday about a suspicious vehicle and person, " says a Secret Service spokesperson. "There have been no arrests or charges brought in this case at this point." The agency didn't elaborate on what kind of threat prompted the alert.

President Obama speaks at the White House this week.
President Obama speaks at the White House this week.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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