A criminal complaint and arrest warrant have been issued for a Tomah, Wisconsin, man who allegedly threatened the life of President Obama.
While at the La Crosse library, Brian D. Dutcher, 55, reportedly told a security guard, “the usurper is here and if I get a chance I’ll take him out and I’ll take the shot.” The “usurper" Dutcher referred to is believed to be Obama who was in Wisconsin at the time promoting his overtime pay proposal, reports Fox 59.
The warrant issued for Dutcher’s arrest states that he admitted in an interview with the Secret Service that he made the remarks to the security guard.
Dutcher also reportedly posted to Facebook on June 30 the following: "that's it! Thursday I will be in La Crosse. Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president. Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!"
Dutcher told a La Crosse detective that he was serious about his threat and that "he would not have said what he said if he didn't intend to carry it out."
As of Friday, Dutcher was in custody and is being held pending his initial appearance in front of a judge, CNN reports.
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