Connecticut State Police worked with the Secret Service on Friday night to locate a suspect who made an alleged threat against President Barack Obama, NBC reports. Hamden police told NBC the Secret Service took the suspect into custody for questioning.
The Secret Service said Friday the driver of a 2014 blue Volkswagen Jetta with Connecticut plates may be involved in a possible threat against President Obama.
It is unclear at this time if the car located was the blue Jetta and how the person taken into custody may be connected. It is unknown whether the person is still in custody. Neither police nor Secret Service officials released information on the nature of the reported threat or said why the individual they were looking for was deemed suspicious.
“We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter, based on the information we received yesterday about a suspicious vehicle and person,’’ US Secret Service spokesperson Nicole Mainor wrote in an e-mail to Boston.com Saturday morning.
State police told The Hartford Courant they gathered on Mix Avenue Friday night, near an ice rink and several apartment complexes, at the request of Secret Service.
According to the president’s schedule, he was in Rhode Island Friday evening. He left around 8:50 p.m. for Washington D.C.
Connecticut State Police could not immediately be reached for comment.