** Police Investigating Possible Plot to Kill Obama! **

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 9:07pm.

Authorities are investigating a possible threat against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Aurora police arrested a longtime drug user Sunday afternoon during a routine traffic stop where the man was seen "weaving," sources said. Two possible other accomplices also were arrested, according to police.

Police found four weapons, including two rifles and two handguns, in a rented pickup.

That arrest then led authorities to a second man staying at the Cherry Creek Hotel at 600 South Colorado Blvd in Glendale. When authorities knocked on the man's door, they say he jumped out of his sixth floor window, landing on an awning and running from the scene. They say they soon found him with a broken ankle. He too was arrested.

One of the suspects has been identified as 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell.

Police found a rifle in the man's pickup and methamphetamine. The man allegedly made comments about Sen. Obama, but sources wouldn't say what they were.

It was enough, however, to make police believe the man might have been plotting to somehow harm Obama.

A second source told CBS4 News that they are concerned they may have come upon a possible "assasination plot."

Authorities were tight-lipped about the arrest, refusing to divulge details or confirm the man's name.

The man has not been charged with any plot to harm Obama, 47. The man is facing drug and weapons charges.

The Secret Service, ATF and U.S. Attorney's Office are investigating.

Judi Villa - August 25, 2008 - source RockyMountainNews

Brian Maass of CBS4 News contributed to this report.

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 9:07pm.