Los Angeles man threatens mass shooting if Biden wins
'I'm gonna take out all of these Democrats.'
A Donald Trump supporter has been taken into custody by the FBI after he threatened to “do a school shooter” in Los Angeles if Joe Biden is declared the next president of the United States.
“At this point, like, if Biden gets in I’m just gonna do like a school shooter and just take out all of these Democrats,” the unidentified man said in a video posted to social media. He also threatened to take “a few pedophiles on the way out.”
The short clip concludes with him making clear that “If I go to hell I’m taking these motherf**kers with me.”
Once FBI agents saw the video, they were quick to pay the man a visit and determine that it was best to place him under a psychiatric hold, TMZ reports. He has not yet been charged with any crime.
Agents reportedly searched his home for weapons over concern that he was targeting a demonstration planned in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. Samuel Braslow, a reporter for the Beverly Hill Courier, posted a screenshot of messages allegedly showing the man threatening to stab another Instagram user. He describes how he’ll be wearing a mask and disguised as a protester “and then when you don’t suspect it will stab you right in the f**king back.”
He then called the user the N-word and said “hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow.”
The man’s video threat coincides with reports about plans being made to increase security measures for Biden.
The Washington Post reports the Secret Service is sending additional agents to Wilmington, Delaware due to the possibility he may soon claim victory in the 2020 presidential election, according to two people familiar with the plans. The agents were deployed to add to the protective bubble around Biden after his campaign informed the agency he would continue to use a local convention center in preparation for a likely prime-time speech on Friday night.
While the votes are still being tallied, dozens of security agents are already on duty protecting Biden’s campaign stronghold at Wilmington’s Chase Center on the Riverfront convention center, theGRIO previously reported.
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