A 57-year-old Clinton Township resident’s alleged threat to President Barack Obama has been brought to the attention of the U.S. Secret Service, police say.
The incident took place on Jan. 2, when an employee at the Comerica Bank on Garfield told police he overheard the man express a wish for the president’s assassination while speaking with another customer.
The employee said the man went on to say that he knows people who would drive him to Washington, D.C. to “get the job done,” according to the police report.
However, when police spoke with the man following the incident, he denied making any threat against the president, saying he was only expressing his dissatisfaction with Obama's actions.
Clinton Township police said given the nature of the report, the Secret Service was contacted. Any further investigation is expected to be directed by that agency.
Obama was elected to a second term in November 2012 and will be inaugurated as the 57th President of the United States on Jan. 21.
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