An Oklahoma man who threatened President Obama as well as former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton was stopped Sunday at the White House gate, despite travel restrictions against him, according to Washington television station WRC.
Archie Monroe Glass, Jr. was charged in 2008 for threats against Obama and Bush and was sentenced to federal prison for five years, the television station reported. He was in a halfway house and not supposed to leave Oklahoma without permission, according to the NBC affiliate.
In 2008, Glass sent a letter from El Reno, Oklahoma, the site of the same prison Obama happened to visit this summer. The letter read: “Mr. President, I’m going to murder you very soon by shooting you in the head and will do the very same thing to the winner of the November Presidential election,” according to WRC.
Glass was at a halfway house during Obama’s visit, the station reported. Glass has served a sentence for threatening to kill former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the station reported.
On Sunday, according to WRC, Secret Service agents stopped him outside the White House gate and made arrangements to transfer him to a mental health facility.