Cop Threatened to Shoot First Lady: Report

Officer being investigated has been placed on administrative duty

By BJ Lutz
|  Thursday, Jul 12, 2012  |  Updated 5:59 PM CDT
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A Washington, D.C. police officer has been taken off patrol and placed on administrative duty after colleagues reported he'd threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Washington Post, which first reported the story, cites several police officials.

The officer being investigated had worked as an escort for several official movements, the Post reported, and had allegedly shown to several of his fellow officers a photo of the gun he would use to attack the first lady.

"We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments," D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump told POLITICO.

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