Hours ahead of a presidential visit to New Jersey, a Newark International security guard has been arrested for making death threats against President Obama.
Gun-loving John Brek, 55, of Linden, N.J., was taken into custody after his co-workers reported a conversation they had at an airport coffee cart to authorities. He was charged under state law with making terroristic threats against the president. Brek is a Republican and a member of the National Rifle Association, his father told the Newark Star-Ledger. A search of Brek’s home turned up 43 firearms – although they all appeared to be registered weapons, officials said. Obama is flying in Air Force One to Newark Airport for a Wednesday campaign stop with fellow Democrat Gov. John Corzine.
The guard is denying making any threats.