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Secret Service Takes Suspect Into Custody After Possible Presidential Threat, Locates Car in Conn.

The suspect was driving a car with Connecticut plates.

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Hamden, Connecticut, Police say that a vehicle believed to be driven by a suspicious person who may have threatened President Barack Obama has been located and a person involved is in custody.

According to Hamden Police Lt. Kevin Samperi, a car involved was located on Mix Ave. in Hamden. The Secret Service took a suspect into custody.

"We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter, based on the information we received yesterday about a suspicious vehicle and person, " said Nicole Mainor, Public Affairs Staff Assistant for Secret Service. "There have been no arrests or charges brought in this case at this point."

Authorities said earlier in the day that the suspect was driving a car with Connecticut plates. The vehicle was described as a 2014 blue Volkswagen Jetta.

President Obama landed in Air Force One at Westchester County Airport just before 2 p.m. on Friday before heading to fundraising events in Sound Shore and Purchase, NBC New York reported. He then landed at Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island on Friday evening.

On Friday, local police in New York's Westchester County received reports that someone possibly trying to harm the president was headed in that direction.

A number of police bulletins went out in New York and Connecticut searching for the car and the Secret Service also asked Connecticut State Police to keep an eye out for the car.
 

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