Covering Cinema From All Across The African Diaspora

UPDATE: Obama Assassination Plot Suspect Interviewed

See my first post on this HERE.

UPDATE: CBS4, a Denver radio station, reported that one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle." When one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama", a CBS4 source said, “he responded in the affirmative."

Fox News reported that the three men might have links to Sons of Silence, an outlaw motorcycle group, and white supremacists.

Two rifles, one with a telescopic sight, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, licenses in the names of other people and methamphetamine were found in a truck that was stopped on Sunday morning.

Tharin Gartrell, 28, was in the rented pick-up truck when he was pulled over in Aurora, a Denver suburb, for driving in an erratic manner.

Police then went to the Cherry Creek Hotel in Denver, to pursue Shawn Robert Adolph, 33, who was already wanted on numerous warrants. Adolph jumped out of a sixth floor hotel window, breaking an ankle, and was arrested. Police sources said he was wearing a swastika and is suspected of having ties to white supremacist organisations.

A third man, Nathan Johnson, 32 (he's the one in the video clip above), an associate of Gartrell and Adolph, was also arrested and is said to have told police that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."

The Secret Service, FBI and the US Joint Terrorism Task Force are all investigating the alleged plot.



Post a Comment