President Obama, seen here at a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, allegedly received threats from Washington state man, Anton Caluori, early this week. (Photo : Reuters)
A man arrested for allegedly threatening President Obama via an email to the FBI was scheduled to appear in Federal Court on Wednesday.
The Washington state man, identified as Anton Caluori, 31, was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service and police on Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reports. Although the content of the email was not disclosed, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary described the email as "alarming."
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Authorities confronted Caluori, who put up a brief struggle, at his Federal Way apartment. Caluori met police with a shotgun, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In an interview to Q13 Fox news, Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said, "During that initial contact, the gun was actually brandished so that it was on its way up, to be pointed." Police were able to take control of the gun and reportedly found a second gun strapped to Caluori's ankle.
Local ABC News affiliate KOMO was told by Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bob Kierstead that suspicious items in Caluori's apartment caused authorities to evacuate the building and do a complex-wide search. However, nothing was found.
KOMO also spoke to the suspect's mother, identified as Renee, who said, "He has a good education, he's a good boy, but he's done a stupid thing." She added, "I don't know a whole lot. How would you feel if your son got arrested? Never got arrested, was in the military, has a college education. And I'm just a little bit upset and shocked."
Caluori's initial court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. He is accused of assaulting a federal officer and making threats against the president.