BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

politics / fail

An Obama Effigy Hanging From A Bridge Shut Down A Busy Highway In Missouri

Police are investigating if it should be viewed as a legitimate threat to the president.

Posted on June 2, 2014, at 1:54 p.m. ET

Police in Grain Valley, Mo., had to shutdown a highway, Interstate 70, in both directions Monday after a "fully clothed mannequin" wearing a mask of President Obama was found hanging from a bridge.

Grain Valley and the bridge are just southeast of Kansas City.

According to Fox4 News in Kansas City, a driver spotted the effigy at 5:30 in the morning and a bomb squad robot was called in to remove it.

The bridge goes over a busy interstate.

Fox$

The highway overpasses have become a frequent form of Obama protest thanks to the group "Overpasses For Obama’s Impeachment,” who often hold rallies on busy overpasses.

Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment Facebook

Police have declined to release an image of the effigy.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT