SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have arrested a man who they say told bank tellers in Utah that he was on a mission to kill President Obama.
Daniel James Murray, 36, was arrested Friday outside a casino in Laughlin, Nev., according to the Secret Service.
Murray made bizarre statements last month while opening -- and then closing within two weeks -- an $85,000 savings account at Zions First National Bank in St. George, Utah, the Secret Service said in documents filed Thursday.
Asst. U.S. Atty. Barbara Bearnson said Murray was in federal custody in Nevada. Neither Bearnson nor the Secret Service would discuss whether Murray was considered to be a serious threat.
The criminal complaint says Murray, originally from Rexford, N.Y., is the registered owner of eight guns.
He was described by his father and former neighbors in Rexford as troubled but not dangerous. He was known for strolling down a street wearing a cape and talking to himself.
In Washington, Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said Murray offered no resistance when he was arrested at 7 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin. Wiley declined to give any further details.