US man planned to 'slaughter kids at Halloween party, assassinate Obama': Secret Service
A 20-year-old American man has been accused of plotting to slaughter children during a Halloween event and then assassinate President Barack Obama.
Mitchell Kusick, from Colorado, who was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with making threats against Obama, recently made his first appearance in federal court.
The US Secret Service said Kusick had been tracking Obama's schedule as part of plan to assassinate him and also "made credible threats and took steps" to open fire on kids at a Halloween event at a Denver-area high school.
Kusick landed on the feds radar after blabbing about his plans to his therapist, who alerted police, the New York Daily News reports.
The paper quoted authorities, as saying that the man was desperate to be famous and told them he had dreamed of committing mass murder for five or six years.
In several interviews after his arrest, Kusick told agents he was obsessed two mass shootings that happened in the Denver area, 1999's Columbine High School massacre and the murder spree at a Batman movie in Aurora in July 2012.