Michelle Obama Death Threat By D.C. Police Officer Prompts Secret Service Investigation

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A D.C. police officer has been taken off a motorcycle escort for White House officials after he allegedly threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.

Not only that, the officer "then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use," according to a Washington Post report.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating and the Secret Service has been told of the alleged Michelle Obama threat, the Post says.

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The alleged comment came Wednesday as officers from the Special Operations Division discussed threats against President Barack Obama.

It was not immediately clear where the alleged conversation took place or exactly how many officers were taking part in the conversation.

During that conversation,the officer allegedly said he would shoot the First Lady, then used his phone to show the firearm he said he would use.

It was not immediately clear what type of firearm was shown.

An officer overheard the alleged threat and reported it to a police lieutenant at the Division, who immediately notified superiors, the officials said.

The officer has been moved to administrative duty as the incident is being investigated, but the D.C. police warned against a rush to judgment.

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier told WRC-TV/NBC4: "There is conflicting information about what the officer said. ... Internal Affairs will get to the bottom of it."

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he hoped that the allegations turned out to be false, noting the current investigations by the MPD and Secret Service.

"There's no room for jokes or frivolity when you're dealing with the first family," Gray said, adding that "additional officers may be disciplined."

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the man saying its nothing major dont surprise.you r the animal who beats women.domestic violence murder us.your ass should be tko out of here.this is upsetting.

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A man who threatens any woman needs to be behind bars.anne your a bitch.your saying its aight to threaten us or beat us.stupid bitch you need to get your ass beat.

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@Anne your last thought I'm going to kill you when annoyed I understand, but chosing a weapon takes it to the extreme.
The person making the threats was just a police officer meaning he wasn't held to the rigorous background checks of the Secret Service. This officer very well may have made a threat whether serious or not. You can't do it even if in jest.

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@Tim- with the way you talk- I should be contacting about you- Dickhead.

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Musa,there is a lot of contoversy behind this,investigations should be made and offenders hould be punish. A soul should not to be treathened even if it is not the first lady,cos we all have right to leave.

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@Anne, why would any policeman that work for Obama, will plot to kill his wife? That cop was not playing, he was making suggestion and planning to distroy the Obama family. This cop did not act alone with this plot to murder Mrs. Obama. You should never play like that, when working with the government.

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You full of shit anne,matt women should never be threatened or assaulted.We be nothing without them. matt you a dickhead on this blog.I contacted the site and you use over20 names.

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@Anne- Your probably right. Before its over, Bush will be behind the whole thing.

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Another case of people probably over reacting. I can imagines how the conversation went, something like "yeah, if I had to kill her I would do it with this" and then showed the others his favourite weopon. Which was incredibly stupid but still not meant to be a threat.
It's like when you say to somebody "i'm gonna kill you" - you don't mean it, you're just annoyed.

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He should be fired and prosecuted...Point blank