Feds Arrest Man on 'Mission to Kill the President'

A man being sought by the Secret Service for theats against the president has been arrested.

Daniel James Murray was arrested at a casino in Laughlin, Nev., Friday without incident by federal and local authorities.

Murray allegedly told authorities he was part of a mission to kill the president, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City told ABC News. The suspect is believed to have access to firearms.

Murray entered Zion's First National Bank in St. George, Utah, May 19 to open a savings account with an $85,000 check, according to a criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Salt Lake City.

Murray allegedly asked if the bank was solvent and then stated, according to the complaint, "With all this mess going on under President Obama with banks and the economy, I'm sure if citizens happen to lose their money, they will rise up and we could see killing and deaths."

On May 27, the complaint states, Murray came back to withdraw $12,698 from his savings account. He did not have proper identification and was told he needed it to complete the transaction. He allegedly said, "Not to be disrespectful, but if I don't get this money, someone is going to die."

The bank manager allowed the transaction, and Murray allegedly demanded bills smaller than $50 in nonsequential order.

Murray then said, "We are on a mission to kill the president of the United States," according to the complaint.

Murray told the teller during that visit, the complaint stated, "We are 94 million miles from the sun, and are in-between the sun and moon, and the eagle that flies between them, and it's a giant step for mankind. ... I have traveled thousands of miles to be here and know things that are going to happen. ... The banking system will fail and people will die. ... There will be chaos in the world."

The next day, according to the complaint, Murray withdrew the remaining $72,000 and closed his account.

Murray originally is from New York, but he has recently been in California, Utah, Georgia, Oklahoma and possibly Texas.

"There are at least eight firearms registered to Murray, ranging from semi-automatic pistols to revolvers, some capable of carrying 15 rounds of ammunition and easy to conceal," the complaint warrant said.

A Secret Service spokesman said there will be no further comment on the case because it involves protective intelligence.

"This is one of a gazillion cases, " the spokesman told ABC News. "It's not that out of the ordinary. We see this day in and day out."

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