Presidential Threat Suspect in Secret Service Custody

Presidential Threat Suspect in Secret Service Custody

Connecticut Police has informed that a person has been taken in custody on suspicion of threat to President Barack Obama. The secret service has taken the suspect into custody after the car involved in the incident was location on Mix Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut.

Hamden Police Lt. Kevin Samperi confirmed that the ‘potentially suspicious person’ has been taken into custody in connection with the blue 2014 Volkswagen Jetta which was located in the area. No other information is available about the suspect at the moment.

President Obama made two fundraising appearances in Westchester County, New York. Earlier media reports indicated that a man with an assault rifle was spotted in the region. President Obama was scheduled to make an appearance at Democratic National Committee fundraiser event.

The police in New York's Westchester County received information that someone was possibly trying to harm the president. The Secret Service team worked closely with local agencies to search for the car that matched the description.

The president returned to the White House Friday evening after two fundraising events in the region.

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