A man has been arrested in
George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the
Ogilvie would not comment further on the arrest or give the man's name.
However, Reuters reported that the man has been identified as 44-year-old Benjamin Smith of Pittsford in upstate New York. Inside his car, officials found a loaded rifle, machete and container of gasoline.
Reportedly, Smith screamed "Bush will get his" when he was taken into custody. He allegedly told agents he was divorced and "working on a relationship with
Smith was first reported to local police by his mother after she found a threatening note in the home they share, Reuters reported.
The former president was not in New York at the time of the arrest.