Jealous Friend Implicates Love Rival in Obama Assassination Plot

TIME

A jealous man from Yonkers, New York, has admitted falsely telling police that a female friend’s boyfriend was planning to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama during a visit to Westchester County in August.

Juan Medina, 31, called 911 on Aug. 29 when Obama was in Westchester for two fundraisers, USA Today reported. He told them that an acquaintance from New Haven was on his way to New York armed with two assault rifles and intent on killing the President.

Agents from a host of law enforcement agencies rushed to locate the man he’d named and finally swooped on the town of Hamden. The man said he suspected his former roommate and girlfriend’s friend of placing the emergency call, leading them back to Medina.

Although Medina denied placing the hoax call on two separate occasions last month, he finally confessed after failing a lie-detector test during a second interview.

The confession…

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