55-year-old Brian D. Dutcher of Tomah, Wisconsin was arrested on Friday, July 3rd after a criminal complaint and arrest warrant was issued for him because he allegedly threatened to kill President Obama.
Dutcher allegedly told a security guard while he was at the La Crosse Library, “The usurper is here and if I get a chance, I’ll take him out and I’ll take the shot.” He uttered this statement while President Obama was in Wisconsin at the time promoting his overtime pay proposal.
On June 30th, Dutcher also posted on Facebook, “That’s it! Thursday I will be in La Crosse. Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president. Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!”
He later admitted in an interview with the Secret Service that he made the remarks to the security guard and also told a La Crosse detective that he was serious about his threat and that he would not have said what he said if he hadn’t intended to carry it out.
Dutcher is being held pending his initial appearance in front of a judge.