On Wednesday morning, FBI agents raided a home in Utah in response to assassination threats against President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. During the operation, the FBI shot and killed the armed Utah man.
The Salt Lake City FBI office informed in a statement that the fatal shooting happened at around 6:15 a.m. when agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants at a house in Provo.
The US Attorney’s office in Utah provided the information of a federal complaint that named 75-year-old Craig Robertson as the main suspect in the investigation that led to the raid on Wednesday.
A representative for the agency acknowledged that one individual had been killed by gunfire, but she did not provide any other information regarding the incident that included agents.
The FBI’s Inspection Division is investigating the shooting incident as required by agency rules. According to the statement, every gunshot involving an FBI agent or task force member is treated seriously.
Two law enforcement sources talked to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity and confirmed that Robertson was armed at the time.
Robertson, who called himself a “MAGA TRUMPPER” online, was charged with making threats across state lines, making a threat against the president, and using threats to influence, obstruct, and retaliate against federal law enforcement.
Robertson’s Facebook postings threatened to kill several prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, New York AG Letitia James, Alvin Bragg, US AG Merrick Garland, and Gavin Newsom, according to the 39-page lawsuit.
In a Facebook post earlier this week, Air Force veteran Robertson hinted that he intended to kill President Biden on his upcoming visit to Utah.
He wrote that he was dusting off his M24 sniper rifle and his old ghillie suit.
The suspect, identified as Robertson, was the subject of a warrant application submitted by the FBI on Tuesday, which said that Robertson made a “true and specific threat” to assassinate President Joe Biden.