Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

Brian Dutcher of Tomah is accused of threatening to kill the president while he was in La Crosse promoting a proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime pay.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

A warrant was issued Thursday for 55-year-old Brian Dutcher of Tomah, the same day Obama was in La Crosse promoting a proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime pay.

An affidavit says Dutcher approached a security guard at the La Crosse library Wednesday and said he would “take [Obama] out” if he got the chance. The affidavit says Dutcher told a La Crosse police detective his threat was serious.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil says authorities sought a civil commitment and Dutcher was being held in the mental health facility.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Dutcher.

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