ABC News is reporting that Neo-Nazi Obama Plot One of “A Handful” of “Serious” Threats Against Obama. The Secret Service reveils that an estimated dozen or so cases, the threat was considered serious enough that law enforcement agents were assigned to track down suspects. But they have a record number of assassination threats.
The arrests Monday in an alleged neo-Nazi assassination plot against Sen. Barack Obama involve one of a handful of serious threats against the Democratic presidential candidate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
Threats of violence, harsh invective, language such as “get rid of” or “kill” or “eliminate” are all considered triggers for possible investigation, officials say. But in only a handful of cases, did the threat, after being run down by United States Secret Service, have the elements that warranted it to be taken extremely seriously.