Federal authorities today arrested a Florida man on charges of threatening to assassinate Barack Obama. Raymond Hunter Geisel was ordered held without bail today at a brief court hearing. The Secret Service says Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July.
Another tipster said Geisel also threatened President George W. Bush. A search of Geisel's SUV and hotel room uncovered a loaded handgun, knives, dozens of rounds of ammunition, body armor, and a machete. The SUV was wired with emergency lights. Giesel contended he made no threat against either Obama or the president.