- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Police say some threats were made against President Barack Obama before his trip to southwestern Indiana last week.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding tells WFIE-TV some comments on Facebook and elsewhere indicated the president’s life might be in peril during his visit Friday to the Evansville area.

Wedding says no threats were discounted and authorities were watching out for a few people, especially along Obama’s motorcade route between Evansville Regional Airport and the factory near Princeton where he spoke.

The head of the Secret Service’s Indianapolis office says the threats against the president weren’t unusual. Agent Gary Durham tells The Indianapolis Star he can’t comment on specific investigations.

No arrests have been reported in connection with the threats.


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