Three men were arrested in Colorado Sunday and Monday in connection with a possible assassination plot against presidential candidate Barack Obama.
One suspect, 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell, was stopped for a routine traffic stop Sunday when authorities found two rifles - including a sniper rifle - and methamphetamines in the car. Gartrell was also found to be wanted on numerous warrants. He was detained in Aurora, CO - a city approximately 25 minutes from the Denver site of the Democratic National Convention, where Senator Obama will accept the nomination for president later this week.
Local Denver news station KCNC reported that Gartrell led police to a hotel where another man, 32-year-old Nathan Johnson, was arrested. A third - Shawn Adolf, 33 - tried to jump from a six-story building to avoid capture. Adolf broke his ankle in the jump and was eventually taken into custody.