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Man taken into custody in Federal Way after email threat to president

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
August 22, 2012 7:21 am

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Anton Caluori, 31, and faces charges of threatening the president and assaulting a federal officer, Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary said.

Caluori came to the door brandishing a shot gun, and “made statements concerning possible explosives in the residence,” Leary said, adding that the bomb squad was called as a precaution.

Federal Way police were called about 2 p.m. to assist the Secret Service in the 100 block of South 337th Lane, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

Caluori was suspected of making threats to kill the president, Schrock said.

The surrounding apartments were evacuated.

Caluori’s initial court appearance is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Leary said.

INITIAL POST: The Secret Service took a man into custody Tuesday in Federal Way for allegedly emailing a threat to the president, according to Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the United States Attorney’s Office.

The suspect was found to be armed, and officials are in the process of searching his apartment to make sure there aren’t any explosive devices or anything that could threaten the public, Langlie said.

The email was sent to a general FBI inbox, she said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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