Officials have revealed that a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama has been foiled and is being investigated "very seriously."
A Syrian man believed to be involved was arrested late last week in Turkey. Cautioning that it's not unusual for the President to be the target of threats - especially since Obama is the first African-American Prez - officials reassured that the alleged plotter didn't even get close to executing his plans while Obama was on his first overseas travel, nor did the incident alter Obama's schedule.
A Suadi-Arabian paper was the first to report the plot, stating that the suspect was caught carrying an Al-Jazeera TV press credential in the name of "M.G." and that he and three accomplices had planned to stab the President during the Alliance of Civilizations Summit in Istanbul on Monday.
Officials don't want to say more, fearing that the media may have been infiltrated, although since the arrest, journalists covering the trip were more thoroughly searched.
We're glad they were able to stop the plot in time!
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