The FBI has charged a man from suburban Chicago with threatening to commit a violent act at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden January 20th, the Chicago Tribute reports.
Louis Capriotti, who has a history of threatening Democratic members of Congress, left a message on the voicemail of Democratic House member from New Jersey.
“We will surround the (expletive) White House and we will kill any (expletive) Democrat that steps on the (expletive) lawn,” the voicemail said. He went on to say people were “sadly (expletive) mistaken” if they think “Joe Biden will put his hand on the Bible and walk into that (expletive) White House on January 20th.”
The 45-year-old Capriotti was arrested at his Chicago Heights home Tuesday morning and charged with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He was set for arraignment Tuesday afternoon.