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The Secret Service is investigating a Metropolitan Police Department officer who was assigned to the White House motorcycle escort unit, after he allegedly threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama. The incident happened during a Wednesday morning meeting.

The officer under investigation works in the Special Operating division, reports NBC Washington. This is the division that handles presidential and dignitary motorcades in the city.

The Washington Post reports the officer "allegedly said he would shoot the First Lady and then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use."

The officer is currently on administrative leave.

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