FEDERAL WAY, Washington - A Federal Way man is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly emailed threats to Pres. Barack Obama, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE (Wednesday, 3:21 p.m.): Here's the text of the email, as quoted in court documents.
Anton Caluori, 31, pulled a shotgun on officers as they knocked at his door around 2 p.m., police said. He was taken into custody without incident. Federal Way police officers assisted U.S. Secret Service agents in making the arrest.
Caluori's mother emerged from their apartment as police were still gathering evidence.
"Yes sir, it's my son," the woman told reporters at the scene.
"I don't know a whole lot. It's been a surprise. How would you feel if your son was just arrested? (He) never got arrested, was in the military, has a college education. I'm just a little bit upset and shocked. He's never done something like that," she said.
Officials confiscated two weapons from the man and searched the apartment for additional weapons and evidence.
Bomb squad officials were called to the scene to eliminate suspicion of any incendiary devices, police said.
People were evacuated from units surrounding the man's home, which is in a four-plex. Police said those evacuations were necessary for the safety of people in the area.
U.S. attorney's spokeswoman Emily Langlie said the threat was sent to a general purpose FBI email address.
A Secret Service agent and a Federal Way police officer went to an apartment, knocked and announced themselves for about three minutes, then found themselves facing a man armed with a shotgun when the door opened.