Man accused of threatening to kill Obama, arrested

Washington, June 07: A man accused of making threatening statements about killing US President Barack Obama has been arrested in Nevada, the Secret Service said.

Daniel James Murray was arrested on Friday night in the parking lot of the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, said Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley.

The 36-year-old man recently withdrew USD 85,000 from a bank in St. George, Utah, in two separate visits and told a teller, “We are on a mission to kill the president of the United States,” a news channel quoted a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Utah.

According to the complaint, Murray opened an account at Zions First National Bank on May 19 with a USD 85,000 cheque.

“With all this mess going on under President Obama with banks and the economy, I’m sure if citizens happen to lose their money, they will rise up and we could see killing and deaths,” he said, according to the complaint.

On May 27, he returned to the bank and tried to withdraw USD 12,000, but lacked proper identification.

“Not to be disrespectful, but if I don’t get this money, someone is going to die,” Murray said.

A bank manager was summoned and Murray was allowed to withdraw the money without proper identification.

The next day, Murray returned to the bank, withdrew the rest of his money and closed the account, a bank teller told authorities.