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Threats Made Against Gov. Nixon

***UPDATE SATURDAY 8:40 P.M.***A man claiming to have been approached as the shooter in the a plot to kill Governor Jay Nixon says he now fears for his life, because he declined to part of the plan.”He was going to give me the first $10,000 to buy the weapon,” the anonymous man told ABC affiliate KSPR. “Once I gotthat done and got the job done, they would give me $100,000 for taking out the governor.”Highway Patrol said investigators had identified persons of interest in the case. But it wasn’t clear Saturday if there was any additional protection for the whistleblower.”If I did not do what he wanted done, he was either going to take me or my wife out. If he wants to take a pop at me and shoot me, fine. Not my wife. And he threatened my wife, and that scared me.”***ORIGINAL STORY***JEFFERSON CITY (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a threat reported by Springfield police against Gov. Jay Nixon.Patrol Capt. Tim Hull said Friday that authorities have “a person of interest” in a threat to harm the governor, but declined to go into further detail because the investigation is ongoing. Hull says the threat occurred Tuesday and was referred to the patrol Wednesday by the Springfield Police Department.The Springfield News-Leader published a quote Friday from a city police report in which a man said another person came to his house and “wanted to hire him to kill the governor.”Nixon’s office had no comment Friday about the threat.

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