WASHINGTON – The US Secret Service is investigating an effigy of President Barack Obama found hanging from a building in the hometown of ex-president Jimmy Carter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday.
The paper said footage from the local WALB-TV station showed the doll was hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that says, "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President."
A witness told the television station that the doll wore a sign with Obama's name on it, according to the report.
A Secret Service spokesman said the doll was removed Saturday but declined further comment, the paper said.
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