Warrant Issued for Daniel James Murray for Threatening President Obama
The Secret Service was hunting Friday for a gun-toting New York man who told a Utah bank manager he is “on a mission to kill” President Obama.
New Yorker Daniel James Murray purportedly made the threat after withdrawing nearly $13,000 from his savings account at the First National Bank in St. George, Utah.
A warrant for his arrest was issued Friday.
Murray’s whereabouts are unknown, but a court affidavit indicated he is from New York and has recently been in California, Utah, Georgia, Oklahoma and possibly Texas.
He has at least eight registered firearms, the Secret Service told the Salt Lake City Tribune.
“We are on a mission to kill the President of the United States,” Murray told the bank manager after he made the withdrawal on May 27, according to a criminal complaint filed in Salt Lake City federal court.
The drama began to unfold when Murray opened a savings account at the bank with $85,000 on May 19.
“With all this mess going on under President Obama with banks and the economy,” he purportedly ranted at the time. “I’m sure if citizens happen to lose their money, they will rise up and we could see killing and deaths.”
He came back eight days later to withdraw $12,698, but bank employees told him he lacked proper identification.
“We are 94 million miles from the sun, and are in between the sun and moon, and the eagle that flies between them and it’s a giant step for mankind,” he snarled. “If I don’t get this money, someone is going to die.”
“I have traveled thousands of miles to be here and know things that are going to happen,” Murray’s tirade continued. “The banking system will fail and people will die. There will be chaos in the world.”
Murray would not accept a check and demanded bills no larger than $50.
The bank manager was summoned and approved the transaction.
Then Murrray blurted out his assassination threat and left, according to the complaint.
The next day, Murray returned to the bank, closed out his account and vanished.
This guy is a nut. Find him and lock him up. Hopefully his photo will be released soon–I will post it when that does happen.