FBI Says Utah Man Who Allegedly Threatened Biden Pointed Revolver At Agents During Raid: Report

On the morning of August 9, a Utah man, identified as Craig Deleeuw Robertson, was fatally shot by the FBI during a raid following his alleged threats against President Joe Biden and other high-profile targets.

What Happened: A Provo man, Robertson, was killed during an FBI raid after allegedly making numerous online threats against President Joe Biden and other high-profile individuals, including Vice President Kamala Harris, The Hill reports.

The incident occurred on the morning of August 9, just hours before Biden’s arrival in Salt Lake City. Robertson had been under FBI investigation for his online threats in the weeks leading up to the President’s visit. One of his alarming posts read, "The time is right for a presidential assassination or two. First Joe then Kamala!!"

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The FBI released a statement on August 14, detailing the events of the raid. According to the statement, the incident began when agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants on Robertson for threats against elected officials.

Robertson resisted arrest, and during the confrontation, he pointed a .357 revolver at the agents. The FBI’s Inspection Division is currently reviewing the shooting incident.

Why It Matters: Robertson’s threats and subsequent death highlight the escalating tensions and threats against political figures.

Earlier reports by Benzinga revealed that Donald Trump's social media platform, Truth Social, had alerted the FBI about Robertson’s threats against President Biden.

The threats also targeted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr., who is prosecuting Trump over alleged falsifications of business records. Such incidents underscore the heightened political tensions leading up to the 2024 elections, with threats against political figures becoming increasingly common.

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