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.

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.

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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.



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.


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Police have declined to release an image of the effigy.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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