The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential
security, issued a statement saying, "Information has been received
by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and
vehicle. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to
determine the validity of the information provided."
The Hartford Courant said state police were searching for a man who
allegedly had made a threat against Obama and was driving a silver
Obama was scheduled to be in Rhode Island on Friday night for a
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.
No further details were immediately available.
(Reporting by Bill Trott; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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