Man who threatened to kill Obama, arrested at Nevada casino

Man who threatened to kill Obama, arrested at Nevada casino

The Secret Service said Daniel James Murray, 36, was arrested at a casino in Laughlin, Nevada on Friday, ending a nationwide manhunt.

Murray, who owns at least eight guns, allegedly told authorities he was part of a mission to kill Obama. He is facing felony charges and is due back in a Nevada court on Monday.

At Zion First National Bank on May 19, Murray opened an account with an $85,000 check. He then asked if the bank was solvent and predicted chaos if citizens were to lose their money, according to a criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Salt Lake City.

Murray returned eight days later to withdraw $12,698 from his savings account, but failed to provide proper identification, tellers told the Secret Service. He then allegedly threatened if he didn’t receive the money, someone would die. A bank manager was summoned and the suspect was allowed to withdraw the money without proper ID.

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

The next day, he withdrew the remaining $72,000 and closed his account.

Federal authorities found it strange that the 36-year-old upstate New York native had visited to close a savings account he had opened just nine days ago.

Leighann Nastasia, a former neighbor of Murray’s in Rexford, said Murray appeared to be mentally ill. He used to walk down the street waving his arms, talking to himself. “He wore a cape,” she said.

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