US: Feds say army base gunman threatened to kill Obama

September 8, 2010 02:42

SAVANNAH, Georgia — A former soldier accused of demanding mental treatment as he took hostages at gunpoint at a Georgia Army hospital later told investigators he planned to kill US President Barack Obama and former US President Bill Clinton, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed Tuesday.

Federal charges filed in US District Court in Savannah identified the accused gunman as 29-year-old Robert Anthony Quinones. The Army says he took three hospital workers hostage early Monday in a two-hour standoff at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, southwest of Savannah. Army officials say the gunman surrendered. No one was injured.Federal prosecutors charged Quinones with kidnapping and assault with deadly weapons in connection with the hospital hostage standoff. He was also charged with making threats to kill Obama and Clinton.

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