Federal Way man arrested for making threats against President Obama

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 22 at 7:18 AM

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Authorities arrested a Washington state man and swept his apartment complex for explosives on Tuesday evening after e-mailed threats were made against President Obama.

Federal Way Police identified the man as 31-year-old Anton Caluori.

A Secret Service agent and Federal Way Police went to the apartment at about 2 p.m. after threatening e-mails were intercepted. When they got to the front door, the agent and the police officer were greeted by a man armed with two guns. There was a brief skirmish and Calouri was taken into custody.

Caluori made a statement about explosives, so the bomb squad was called in.

A fourplex was evacuated as a precaution while the bomb squad searched the apartment. No explosives were found.

Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the Seattle U.S. attorney's office, said the threats had been sent to a general government email address.

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