Man accused of threatening president arrested

/ Source: The Associated Press

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly told bank tellers while cleaning out his savings account that he was on a mission to kill President Barack Obama, a federal prosecutor in Utah said.

Daniel James Murray was arrested in Laughlin, Nev., by the U.S. Secret Service and Las Vegas metropolitan police, Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Bearnson said Saturday.

The 36-year-old man had been charged Thursday with conveying threats while talking to tellers last month at Zions First National Bank in St. George, Utah.

Bearnson said in Salt Lake City, where the felony charge was filed, that Murray was arrested Friday. He said Murray was in federal custody in Nevada and probably will get a court date there on Monday.