(NewsReady.com) – Threatening the president of the United States is a serious criminal offense. It’s punishable by years in prison. A man who allegedly lobbed threats at President Joe Biden on social media is now dead.
On Wednesday, August 9, FBI agents tried to serve a warrant on Craig Deleeuw Robertson in Provo, Utah, around 6 a.m. local time. According to The Associated Press, the suspect posted a threatening message about Biden online. He reportedly said he heard the president would be visiting the area, and he was going to clean “the dust off the M24 sniper rifle” and dig out his camouflage suit. The president was in Salt Lake City on August 9 to attend an event the next day at a Veterans Affairs hospital where he would talk about the PACT Act. He was also expected to attend a fundraiser.
Robertson also allegedly called himself a “MAGA Trumper” and threatened federal law enforcement officials overseeing the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump. In September, he reportedly posted online, saying, “The time is right for a presidential assassination or two.” He stated both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should be murdered. He also posted about allegedly waiting in a parking garage with a gun in March so he could “put a nice hole in” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s head. The day before agents arrived at Robertson’s home, he was charged with three felonies, including threatening FBI agents and the president.
When the agents tried to serve the warrant, a shooting reportedly occurred, and Robertson was killed. His neighbors were shocked by what went down. One of them, Andrew Maunder, said there was “100% no way” his elderly neighbor would drive to Salt Lake City to try to take a shot at the president.
The FBI is not releasing any other information about the shooting. Law enforcement is investigating the incident.
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