SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal prosecutor in Utah says authorities have arrested a man who allegedly told bank tellers while cleaning out his savings account that he was on a mission to kill President Barack Obama.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Bearnson said Saturday that Daniel James Murray was arrested in Laughlin, Nev., by the U.S. Secret Service and Las Vegas metropolitan police.

The 36-year-old man had been charged Thursday with conveying threats while talking to tellers last month at Zions First National Bank in St. George, Utah.

Bearnson said in Salt Lake City, where the felony charge was filed, that Murray was arrested Friday. He said Murray was in federal custody in Nevada and probably will get a court date there Monday.

AP-ES-06-06-09 1423EDT


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