Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and several law enforcement sources say the investigation is looking into whether the men intended to harm presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
According to multiple sources, Aurora police made a routine traffic stop Sunday morning at 2:38 a.m. The Secret Service says two rifles were found in the car along with methamphetamine. Another law enforcement source says he was told at least one of the rifles was a “sniper rifle.”
A second source told CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass authorities told officers they are concerned they may have come upon a possible “assassination plot.”
That arrest then led authorities to a second man staying at the Cherry Creek Hotel at 600 South Colorado Blvd. in Glendale. When authorities knocked on the man’s door, they say he jumped out of his sixth-floor window, landing on an awning and running from the scene. They say they soon found him with a broken ankle. He, too, was arrested.
Its unclear precisely why authorities suspect the men were targeting Barack Obama, but one of the officers who was briefed says he was told at least one of the suspects made statements to that effect.