A Chicago-area man was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to kill Democrats at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Department of Justice announced.
Louis Capriotti, 45, is accused of leaving a voicemail for a House member from New Jersey on Dec. 29, saying that if people “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f—-ng White House on Jan. 20, they’re sadly f—-ng mistaken,” according to a criminal complaint.
“[W]e will surround the motherf—-ng White House and we will kill any motherf—-ng Democrat that steps on the motherf—-ng lawn,” Capriotti allegedly said, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
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A Chicago-area man was arrested today after threatening to kill Democrats at Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Department of Justice announcedhttps://t.co/O9zq3Pq1vj
— POLITICO (@politico) January 12, 2021
The DOJ alleges Louis Capriotti, who says he’s an ex-marine, left a series of threatening voicemails for lawmakers even after he was interviewed by FBI agents.
“In a couple weeks, everything will be revealed of what’s going on,” he allegedly told one. https://t.co/Jyj9bGTE8L
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 12, 2021
Hearing underway for Louis Capriotti, of Chicago Heights, charged in federal court with threatening violence against Democrats at the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington. Mug shot from 2015 arrest here: pic.twitter.com/rnyJhrviKT
— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) January 12, 2021