Wisconsin Man Threatened To Kill Barack Obama, Warrant Says

AP

A Wisconsin man threatened to kill President Barack Obama while the president was traveling in the state, according to a warrant obtained by CNN.

A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday suggesting that the man, 55-year-old Brian D. Dutcher from Tomah, Wisconsin, told a security guard a La Crosse library that if he had the chance he would “take him out,” referring to Obama, and “take the shot.”

Dutcher confirmed to the Secret Service that he had made the remarks, the warrant said, and told La Crosse detectives he was serious about the threat. According the warrant, Dutcher had also posted to Facebook earlier this week, “that’s it! Thursday I will be in La Crosse. Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president. Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!”

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