Feds: Federal Way man who threatened Obama had arsenal

Aug 22, 2012

According to court papers, a Washington state man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama raised a pump-action shotgun at officers who came to his door, but one managed to grab the barrel before any shots were fired.

A Secret Service agent and Federal Way police officer went to 31-year-old Anton Caluori's apartment on Tuesday afternoon, after the FBI received a profanity-laced email threatening to kill the President.

Caluori was charged Wednesday with making a threat against the president, which carries up to five years in prison, and with assaulting a federal officer, which carries up to 20 years.

His attorney said she intended to request a psychological examination for him, and a detention hearing was set for Monday.

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle confirmed that Caluori had served in the Navy.