NEWARK – An airport security guard was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama.
Someone reported overhearing threatening comments John Brek allegedly made at an airport coffee cart Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 55-year-old Linden man was arrested several hours later and he denied making the threats, officials said.
Brek allowed police to search his home and officers found 43 firearms, but they all appear to be registered, authorities said.
Brek is employed by Floral Park, N.Y.-based FJC Security Services Inc., which has a contract with the Port Authority to provide security services at Newark Liberty International Airport.
He has been charged under New Jersey law with making terroristic threats against the president, but he has not been arrested on any federal charges, a spokesperson from the Secret Service said.
Obama was scheduled to fly into the airport this afternoon to make a campaign appearance with Gov. Jon Corzine today.
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