(UnitedVoice.com) – Federal agents have killed a 75-year-old man they accused of posting threats against President Biden. The victim, Craig Deleeuw Robertson, was a vocal critic of the Biden administration — but there’s no indication he was armed when the FBI shot him dead at his home last Wednesday.
On August 7, Robertson, of Provo, Utah, posted a series of messages on social media about Biden’s upcoming visit to the state. He wrote, “Perhaps Utah will become famous this week as the place a sniper took out Biden the Marxist,” in all caps, and said he’d dreamed of seeing the president’s decapitated body in a parking lot. He also said he would be digging out his ghillie suit — a camouflage garment worn by snipers — and “cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle” in preparation for Biden’s visit.
This wasn’t the first time Robertson had made threats; in March, the FBI watched his home after he posted a detailed description of how he planned to kill Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. When agents spoke to him about that incident, he claimed it was “a dream” and told them to return with a warrant. Robertson referenced that during his August 7 rant, warning that he’d “be sure to have a loaded gun handy in case [they] drop by again.”
Around 6 a.m. on August 9, agents dropped by again, this time to arrest Robertson on multiple threatening behavior charges. So far, it’s unclear what went wrong, but the arrest attempt failed — and ended with Robertson dead from gunshot wounds. The Secret Service, which had been monitoring him since his threats against Bragg, said it was aware of Wednesday’s raid, but the FBI was the lead agency. The FBI says no agents were injured during the attempted arrest. The Bureau says “the shooting incident is under review” but wouldn’t provide any more details, stating that it’s an active investigation.
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