Man With Rifle And Machete Arrested For Threatening To Kill George W. Bush
The New York man was found sitting in his car in New York, armed with a machete, a rifle and a can of gasoline. He had romantic notions about President Bush’s daughter, Barbara, and was arrested near her home.
Smith, 44, of upstate New York was arrested in Manhattan by the U.S. Secret Service, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
‘Bush will get his,’ Smith screamed as he was taken into custody, according to the complaint.
ater, when asked about his marital status, he told agents he was divorced and ‘working on a relationship with Barbara Bush.’
At a preliminary hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold told U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman the government believes Smith was referring to the former president’s daughter and not Bush’s mother, who shares the same name.