Man Arrested After Making Threats Towards Obama In Olney

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man was taken into custody after using a loud speaker to make threats towards President Obama and people of Jewish descent in North Philadelphia Monday evening.

The bizarre incident played out at about 6 p.m. in the 5500 block of N. 5th Street in the city’s Olney section.

According to investigators, a 46-year-old male used a loud speaker to make threats towards President Obama and people of Jewish descent from a second floor apartment.

Investigators say they found several suspicious suitcases and bottles that were filled with an unknown clear liquid inside the residence. It was later determined that the bottles were filled with water and the suitcases only contained clothing.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said extra patrols following Osama Bin Laden’s death are precautionary.

“You can call it high alert, you can call it special alert, it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s above what it is … that’s for sure,” Ramsey said.

The male was taken into custody and later released after being charged with Summary Disorderly conduct. No charges will be filed by the Secret Service for threats against the President.

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  • Will

    They must have decided he was harmless, otherwise the Secret Service would have been all over him, and rightly so. Threats should always be addressed.

  • HooDatIS?
  • bottomline

    Regardless of what he said, I’m happy to see the Secret Service observed his right to say it, which I doubt the Political Correct are very happy with.
    Try disagreeing with the government in many other countries – if you dare. There is only one America, love it, or leave it.

  • Tiny


    You’re a buffoon.

  • Patricia Andrews

    I remember when I was 6yrs old in Lawncrest and this truck used to drive around every day with a loudspeaker on it and there was a guy yelling political stuff. Sometimes I’d get him confused with a similar truck with a similar loudspeaker that used to yell things like ‘Fresh Corn… two pounds for a dollar…’

  • Linda D Bryant

    May God bless and protect the POTUS and his family!!

    So many CRAZIES AND SO MUCH HATE!!!!!!!!

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