Potential Obama killer arrested in Nevada

June 7th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Nevada (US), June 7 (ANI): Daniel James Murray, the man who threatened to kill President Barack Obama while collecting cash from a Utah bank, has been arrested at a Nevada casino.

According to the New York Daily News, Murray, who was referred to as ‘Cape Man’ by his neighbors in Saratoga County, New York, was arrested in Laughlin, Nevada on Friday, ending a nationwide manhunt.

Murray found himself in the cross hairs of federal authorities after he told a Utah bank manager last month he was “on a mission to kill” Obama.

The upstate New York native, 36, who owns at least eight guns, waltzed into Zions First National Bank in St. George on May 27 to withdraw 12,698 dollars from his savings account, according to a criminal complaint.

He didn’t have proper ID, and issued a frightening ultimatum when a bank employee asked him to produce it.

“Not to be disrespectful, but if I don’t get this money, someone is going to die,” Murray said, according to the complaint.

After receiving his money, Murray added: “We are on a mission to kill the President of the United States,” the complaint says.

The former Saratoga County man was believed to have been heading east in a 2001 Buick LeSabre with New York plates.

Residents in Rexford used to call Murray the “Cape Man” - a moniker he earned by walking through his former neighborhood wearing a black cape and muttering to himself. (ANI)

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