Police Investigate Possible Plot Against Obama
By Ed O'Keefe
Federal authorities are investigating a possible threat against Sen. Barack Obama that was first revealed with a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning.
That traffic stop led law enforcement to a sixth-floor room at the Cherry Creek Hotel in the Denver suburb of Glendale.
At least two uniformed and one plain-clothes officer exited the sixth floor of the hotel shortly after 6:30 a.m. MT Sunday, stating that they were conducting an "elevator inspection."
Moments later, that same plain-clothes officer was seen running out the front door of the hotel with a weapon drawn. He motioned to a hotel guest leaving the hotel in a car to hurry up as he continued running towards the side of the building.
This reporter became aware of this information because this week he's staying in the room next door to the one in question, and was the hotel guest above.
As Newsweek's Andrew Romano noted earlier today, an entire "delegation" of Newsweek and washingtonpost.com staffers occupy rooms at the Cherry Creek Hotel this week, in addition to other news agencies and convention delegates.
The police presence at Cherry Creek continued last night, as a uniformed officer was stationed outside the room in question. She provided no information as to why she was there, nor how long she would be on guard when asked by this reporter.
Federal authorities have scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the case.
Posted at 9:53 PM ET on Aug 25, 2008
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