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Feds: Man arrested for e-mailing threats against Obama

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 3:06 AM EDT, Wed August 22, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is reflected in a puddle as he walks from Air Force One surrounded by his security detail in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012. Obama is on a two-day campaign trip to Ohio, Nevada and New York.
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is reflected in a puddle as he walks from Air Force One surrounded by his security detail in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012. Obama is on a two-day campaign trip to Ohio, Nevada and New York.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The man is arrested at a Seattle suburb
  • Federal authorities say he e-mailed FBI with a threat to the president
  • The suspect is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday

(CNN) -- Secret Service agents arrested a Washington man Tuesday for making threats against President Barack Obama, a spokesman with the agency said.

The man was identified as Anton Caluori, 31, according to Brian Leary of the Secret Service.

Caluori was charged with making threats against the president and assault on a federal officer.

Leary said the FBI notified the Secret Service about "alarming e-mails."

When agents went to the man's apartment in the Seattle suburb of Federal Way to arrest him, he was armed with a shotgun. Caluori made comments about explosives so a bomb squad was called in, Leary said.

Caluori will make his first appearance in court on Wednesday afternoon.

Agents found two weapons in the apartment, said Emily Langlie of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Neither Leary nor Langlie specified the nature of the threat.

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