Federal Way man charged for threats: 'I will kill the president!!!'

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A 31-year-old Washington man was charged Wednesday with threatening to kill President Obama and assaulting a federal officer after an email was sent to the FBI that included the man's home address and urged federal agents to "come get me. I won't fight against you ... get me to Alcatraz now." 

Defendant Anton Caluori's defense attorney said she plans to ask that a psychological evaluation be conducted. Caluori, who shared an apartment in Federal Way with his mother, is to appear in court again for a bail hearing on Monday.

Caluori was taken into custody at his Federal Way apartment Tuesday by the Secret Service, which was alerted to the email.

In court documents, agents said Caluori appeared at his door wearing a black bandoleer full of 12-gauge shotgun shells. The bandoleer had a large knife attached to it, the agents said. He was also wearing an ankle holster with a revolver in it.

Caluori had his right hand behind his back, the agents said, and when he was ordered to show his hands, he brought up a 12-gauge shotgun, which was seized from him.

The text of one of Caluori's alleged emails was released Wednesday:

"I will kill the president!!! I don’t give a F***.. But You Know That!!!!

COME GET ME.. I WON’T FIGHT AGAINST YOU.. I WANT YOU TO COME AND GET ME

I BETTER GET YOUR AUDIENCE OR THIS SHIT HITS THE F***ING FAN REAL FAST.. YOUR WORLD WILL CHANGE FOREVER..

You have 7 days.. get me to Alcatraz now.. you can’t afford to call my bluff…

Dieing.

Isn’t frightening.. it’s peaceful.. you will see…

(address redacted)

GET HERE.. NOW!!!! OR F*** THIS PLANTE.. HARD!!!

Cop killing spree.. just over the hill…"

After agens took Caluori into custody, they asked him if there were any explosives in the apartment. "There are things inside that go boom," he said, according to the agents.

Nearby apartments were evacuated while a search for bombs was conducted, but no explosives were found.  Agents said they found a marijuana grow operation in one bedroom and several other weapons inside, including AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles.

"In this case, not only was there a threat, we apparently had an individual who was armed -- he had weapons, multiple weapopns, ammunition, and made allusions to things that 'go boom' or explosives," Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Masada said.

Caluori`s past includes a stint in the Navy. He graduated from DeVry University with a degree in business, and was apparently working out of the apartment as what he called an offshore banking entrepreneur. 

A woman believed to be Caluori's mother said Tuesday her son had a permit for the handgun and has never done anything wrong before.

"He was in the military, has a college education. I think he's going to be evaluated," she said. "I think he's, he has a good education. He's a good boy, but he's done a stupid thing."

 

 

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