First lady Michelle Obama's safety was reportedly not deemed at risk because of the D.C. officer's alleged comments.
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A D.C. police officer who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials was put on administrative leave Wednesday after allegedly making threatening comments about Michelle Obama, reports the Washington Post.
The officer was allegedly overheard making the comments on Wednesday morning, as officers of the Special Operations Division discussed threats against the Obamas. He is accused of saying he would shoot the first lady and of retrieving a picture of the firearm he said he would use on his phone.
An officer reported the comment to a supervisor, who then informed superiors. The accused officer was immediately moved to administrative duties. The identities of the accused officer and those who say they overheard his comments are not public, and officials from the U.S. Attorney’s office declined to comment.