Secret Service agents called on Seattle police for backup last night in Sand Point after agents attempted to contact a man at his home and he refused to let them inside.
The man—who lives on 47th and 42nd NE—apparently didn’t believe the agents were who they said they were, and police officers were called in to assist in the contact.
Bob Kierstead, spokesman for the Secret Service’s Seattle office, declined to discuss specific details about the contact, but said agents did not make an arrest.
Kierstead would not confirm whether the agents contacted the Sand Point man in advance of President Obama’s visit today, but noted that the Secret Service “will [check] out a threat on the president or any protectee.”
“Sometimes we have contacts or visits and it doesn’t go much further than the investigative stage,” Kierstead says.
Watch what you say on your Tea Party messageboards, kids.