US authority intercepts plot against Obama
Two men have been charged for making threats against Barack Obama after federal agents say they broke up a skinhead plot to assassinate the U.S. presidential candidate and decapitate more than 100 black people, the Vancouver-Sun reported.
Federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two skinheads in court records unsealed Monday.
Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tennessee and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of West Helena, Arkansas were charged last Friday.
"The allegations set forth in this Criminal Complaint are serious and will be treated as such, " Lawrence J. Laurenzi said in a news release. "The public can rest assured that federal, state, and local law enforcement are diligently working together to investigate and prosecute the alleged activity."
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Western Tennessee, Cowart and Schlesselman met online through a mutual friend and both claim to have very strong beliefs regarding "White Power" and "Skinhead" philosophy.
Cowart and Schlesselman began discussing going on a "killing spree".