Threat Against Gov. Nixon "Not Credible," Says Mo. Hwy. Patrol

Dec 21, 2012

A rumored threat made against Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has turned out to be false, according to the State Highway Patrol.

It centered on alleged comments in which someone was quoted as saying they wanted to hire someone to kill the governor.  MSHP Captain Tim Hull says they wrapped up their investigation this afternoon.

“Information was gathered by (the) Springfield Police Department of a possible threat against the governor," Hull said.  "The patrol was made aware of that…that investigation is complete and they were able to determine that it was not a credible threat.”

A spokesman for Governor Nixon declined to comment.