WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Authorities have arrested a person who threatened to kill any Democrat seen on the White House after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in subsequent week, the US Justice Department mentioned in a press launch.
Capriotti was arrested close to his residence on Tuesday morning and was scheduled to make an preliminary court docket look within the afternoon, the discharge added.
The cost stems from a December 29, 2020, voice message to a member of Congress during which Capriotti mentioned that opponents would encompass the White House on inauguration day and “kill any [expletive] Democrat that steps on the [expletive] lawn.”
Capriotti has a historical past of leaving profane voicemails for members of Congress, in line with the discharge.
Following final week’s lethal rebel assault on Capitol Hill that noticed 5 killed, authorities within the nation’s capital have considerably tightened safety forward of the January 20 inauguration, together with deploying greater than 6,000 National Guard troops and imposing a six-day lockdown of the downtown Washington DC space.