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Feds: Hospital Gunman Threatened Obama, Clinton

Military police respond to a hostage situation at an Army hospital at Ft. Stewart, Ga. Sept. 6, 2010. No one was hurt in the one-hour standoff.
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Federal prosecutors say a former Army soldier told authorities he planned to kill President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton after he was arrested in a hostage standoff at a Georgia military hospital.

Charges filed in federal court Tuesday identify the suspect as Robert Anthony Quinones. Authorities say he's the former soldier who took three employees hostage Monday at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart. No one was injured.

Besides charges related to the hospital standoff, court documents say Quinones told investigators after his arrest Monday that he planned to kill Obama and Clinton. He is also charged making threats against them.

The court documents say Quinones was discharged from the Army in February.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Monday that the then-unidentified suspect was carrying four guns when he came into the hospital around 4 a.m. Monday and took the three workers hostage on the third floor. He said the gunman told them he wanted treatment for behavioral problems.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips said the man grabbed a medic and took her up to the third floor, where behavioral healthcare is provided, reports CBS affiliate WTOC in Savannah, Ga. Phillips said the man took two more hostages - a senior nurse on call and another soldier who is an employee at the hospital.

Larson said one of the hostages, an Army officer who is a nurse, helped police talk Quinones into surrendering peacefully.