CBS4Denver.com reports that four people were arrested yesterday afternoon. The four are "suspected in a possible plot to shoot Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech ... All are being held on either drug or weapons charges."
One of the suspects told CBS4 investigative reporter Brian Maass that "his friends had discussed killing Obama." They didn't want Obama to become president, said the suspect. Maass also said that on Monday one of the four "told authorities they were 'going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle ... sighted at 750 yards."
The plot came to light when police in Aurora stopped Tharin Gartrell, 28. "He was driving a rented truck in an erratic manner."
CBS4 says the coppers discovered "two high-powered scoped rifles ... along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, wigs, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and 44 grams of methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas."
Aurora authorities contacted federal officials.
One of the suspects, Shawn Robert Adolph, 33, jumped from a six-story window when authorities moved in but merely broke an ankle. He is wanted on a number of warrants. In his possession, police found a handcuff ring and he was wearing a swastika. He is "thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.
The group of four did not want a black man to become president. From what I know of white supremacists, I'd guess they figured any scumbag would do, so long as he wasn't "black."
The investigation is on-going...