Utah resident Craig Robertson was killed Wednesday whereas FBI brokers tried to execute a search and arrest warrant, and officers say the person had made quite a few on-line threats in opposition to President Biden and different politicians.
Federal regulation enforcement sources instructed Fox Information that Craig Robertson was killed round 6:15 a.m. Wednesday by FBI brokers who have been trying to serve an arrest and search warrant at a Provo, Utah residence. A regulation enforcement supply instructed Fox Information Digital the person had a weapon.
Biden landed in Salt Lake Metropolis on Wednesday afternoon for a scheduled go to to the state. Provo is a couple of 45-minute drive from Salt Lake Metropolis.
Robertson was charged with interstate threats, influencing, impeding, and retaliating in opposition to federal regulation enforcement officers by risk, and threats in opposition to the president, in keeping with a federal grievance filed Monday.
Prosecutors allege Robertson posted the next on social media on Monday: “I hear Biden is coming to Utah. Digging out my outdated ghille swimsuit and cleansing the mud off the m24 sniper rifle. welcom, buffoon-in-chief!”
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Robertson’s Fb web page, which is now not seen to the general public, confirmed the Utah man owned “Craig’s Customized Woods, LLC.” State information point out the corporate was registered in June 2020.
Robertson was married twice, in keeping with on-line obituaries, and has three kids. Robertson divorced his first spouse in 1986, then remarried in 1988. His second spouse died on April 20, 2008.
Federal prosecutors outlined a number of of the alleged threats that Robertson made to politicians.
“ALVIN BRAGG. Heading to New York to meet my dream of iradicating [sic] one other of George Soros two-but political hach [sic] DAs. I’ll be ready within the courthouse parking storage with my suppressed Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm to smoke a radical idiot prosecutor that ought to by no means have been elected. I need to stand over Bragg and put a pleasant gap in his brow with my 9mm and watch him twitch as a drop of blood oozes from the opening as his life ebbs away to hell!! BYE, BYE, TO ANOTHER CORRUPT B—–D!!!” Robertson allegedly wrote in a single social media submit.
“The time is true for a presidential assassination or two. First Joe then Kamala!!!” Robertson allegedly wrote on September 19, 2022.
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“Dying to Joe Biden,” he allegedly wrote in one other social media submit on September 23, 2022.
In a single Fb submit, Robertson allegedly described himself as a “MAGA TRUMPER.”
“Hey Merrick Garland, you Demented Weasel, Ship your FBI Swat Crew to my home,” he wrote. “You gained’t as a result of I combat again in opposition to cowards!!!”
“If I actually instructed you what I’d love to do to Joe Biden Fb would censor me and the FBI would pay me one other go to!!!” he allegedly wrote in one other submit.
On an unspecified date, charging paperwork acknowledged that Robertson instructed an FBI agent approaching outdoors his residence, “We’re accomplished right here! Don’t return and not using a warrant!”
In keeping with federal prosecutors, Robertson additionally made threats towards California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“One other patriotic dream,” he allegedly wrote. “I’m standing over Gavin Newsom with a wound above his forehead and my suppressed S&W M&P 9mm nonetheless smoking. Freedom from ‘silly’ day!!!”
In a courtroom submitting, an FBI agent mentioned Robertson appeared to “personal a sniper rifle and a ghillie swimsuit” along with quite a few different firearms.
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A spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service addressed the incident on X, previously often known as Twitter.
“We’re conscious of the FBI investigation involving a person in Utah who has exhibited threats in the direction of a Secret Service protectee. Whereas we at all times stay in shut coordination with the Bureau, that is an FBI-led effort and we refer any associated inquiries to the FBI and DOJ,” the spokesperson wrote.