Plot to assassinate Obama is foiled

October 28th, 2008 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaWashington, Oct 28 (DPA) Federal agents have foiled a plot by two Nazi-sympathizers to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and kill more than 100 African Americans at a school in Tennessee, according to court documents unsealed Monday.According to a criminal complaint filed by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the two men said they planned to rob a gun store and go on a “killing spree” at a predominantly African American school in Crockett County, Tennessee.

Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman “further stated that their final act of violence would be to attempt to kill or assassinate presidential candidate Barack Obama,” federal agent Brian Weeks wrote in the affidavit.

Police recovered one sawed-off shotgun from Schlesselman, but it does not appear the plot had gotten very far.

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