A Chicago suburban man was arrested on suspicion of “threatening violence” during the inauguration of the incoming president and charged with “killing anyone” in a voice mail program. [expletive] According to criminal proceedings, “Democrats” stepped on the White House lawn.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced that Louis Capriotti, 45, from Chicago Heights, has been charged with spreading threats in interstate commerce.
Officials said Capriotti was arrested near his home on Tuesday morning and is scheduled to appear in court at 3:30 pm.
In a criminal lawsuit filed by the U.S. District Court in Chicago, it was stated in a voice mail to a member of the House of Representatives in New Jersey on December 29 that Capriotti said that if someone “thinks that Joe Biden will put his hand In the bible, walk into that [expletive] On January 20, the White House, they were sad [expletive] error. ”
“We will surround [expletive] White House, we will kill any [expletive] set foot on [expletive] Complaints”.
According to the complaint, Capriotti again left several “disturbing anonymous messages on the voicemail systems of multiple MPs between October 3, 2019 and January 29, 2020, and from February to December.” “. The authorities also believe that between 2017 and 2019, he may have left similar information from different figures.
The complaint pointed out that the so-called “information includes profanity in almost all cases, as well as derogatory remarks about race, religion, political connections or the appearance of certain members and other members.”
Officials said that the FBI interviewed Capriotti in February 2020. He admitted to calling and leaving voicemails, but said that “this does not mean any malice.” The complaint stated that they told him to stop making such calls, but Capriotti continued to leave such voice mails in the next few months.
In an email left in November, the caller referred to himself as “nine-year Marine Corps active duty” and stated that he had “killed” several “terrorists” in the previous war and that he “will continue Kill them because that’s what I can do with training.” The complaint stated that he also said: “In the next few weeks, some major news is about to disappear” and some people are “surprised by the news that will be revealed” .
U.S. Attorney John Lausch said in a statement: “Our office takes the safety of civil servants very seriously.” “Individuals who cross the boundaries of freedom of speech through illegal threats will be held accountable.”
It is not clear whether Capriotti has a lawyer.
Thousands of people violated the U.S. Capitol in a violent, deadly riot, and arrests were announced in less than a week. The FBI has been warning of more unrest before the inauguration day.