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Man sought for threatening Obama arrested

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly told bank tellers while cleaning out his savings account in Utah that he was on a mission to kill President Barack Obama, a federal prosecutor said.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2009 03:23 IST

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly told bank tellers while cleaning out his savings account in Utah that he was on a mission to kill President Barack Obama, a federal prosecutor on Saturday said.

Assistant US Attorney Barbara Bearnson said Daniel James Murray was arrested in Laughlin, Nevada, by the US Secret Service and Las Vegas metropolitan police.

The 36-year-old man was charged Thursday with conveying threats while talking to tellers last month at Zions First National Bank in St George, Utah.

Bearnson said Murray was arrested yesterday and was in federal custody in Nevada. She said he likely will get a court date there on Monday.

Murray is originally from Rexford, New York.

He was described by his father and former neighbors in Rexford as troubled but not dangerous, known for strolling down a street wearing a cape while talking to himself.

"He's sick. He's been sick for about 10 years," Michael Murray, his father, told the Times Union of Albany, New York.