Effigy of President Obama found hanging from Missouri bridge

By Scott Kaufman
Monday, June 2, 2014 11:50 EDT
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Police in Grain Valley, Missouri have rerouted traffic after an effigy of President Barack Obama was found hanging from the Lesholz Bridge.

Authorities received reports of the effigy beginning around 5:30 a.m. this morning.

When they arrived on the scene, police called for the Independence police squad, which used a robot to remove the effigy, then relocated it to a nearby field, where it was then examined to determine whether it contained explosives.

No explosives were found.

Police have not released images of the effigy, but did say they were actively investigating how it got there.

“We are talking with neighbors and canvassing the neighborhood,” Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Ronda Montgomery told The Kansas City Star. “We are putting the pieces of the puzzle together.”

Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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