Transcript for Bank Robber Suspect Who Had Once Threatened Obama Shot Dead
Breaking developments in the case of the tupelo suspect. Good morning, everyone. The same man accused of shooting two police officers was shot dead by police during a robbery attempt in phoenix this past weekend. Now the secret service is confirming this army veteran's troubled past. Reporter: The nationwide manhunt over. The suspect has been identified as mario edward garnett. Mr. Garnett was a black male. He was 40 years of age. Reporter: This morning, new details about the man believed to have robbed two banks, seen in these images. Then killing a police officer. Secret service confirming he was arrested in 2010 for threatening to kill president obama and previous u.S. Presidents. In august 2010, he posted this message on the white house website, if you order a strike on iran, I'm going to come up there and blow your brains out on national tv. That earned him eight months in jail and three years suspension. Yater, after violated his supervised release, he had to wear electronic monitoring. A court order allowed his cell phone records to be reviewed. The crime spree started in atlanta, moving to tupelo, mississippi, and ending in phoen phoenix, arizona. For "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york.
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