A CHICAGO Heights man has been arrested for threatening to “kill any motherf***ing Democrat” who goes near the White House after Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home on Tuesday after allegedly leaving a voicemail containing the threat for an unnamed member of Congress from New Jersey.
Louis Capriotti has been arrested for threatening to ‘kill’ Democrats at Biden’s inaugurationCredit: Cook County Sheriff
Law enforcement prepares for Biden’s inauguration on January 20Credit: AFP or licensors
If people “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the bible and walk into that f***ing White House on January 20, they’re sadly f***ing mistaken,” Capriotti said.
“We will surround the motherf***ing White House and we will kill any motherf***ing Democrat that steps on the motherf***ing lawn.”
He later added that, “Democrats are f***ing terrorists.”
Capriotti has apparently called lawmakers in the past to threaten and insult themCredit: US District Court
Capriotti’s arrest comes after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6Credit: Reuters
Capriotti apparently has a history of calling up members of Congress with threats and insults, according to NBC Chicago.
A criminal complaint filed in the US District Court in Chicago says that the suspect left several “disturbing, anonymous messages” on the voicemails of multiple members of Congress between October 2019 and January 2020.
He then began harassing lawmakers again from February through December 2020.
The complaint alleges that the “messages, in almost ever instance, included profanity, along with derogatory remarks concerning the race, religion, political affiliation, or physical appearance of certain members and others.”
Law enforcement put up a new fence a day after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol buildingCredit: STEPHANIE KEITH
In one of Capriotti’s messages, he reportedly identified himself as a Marine, and said he had “killed several terrorists” in prior wars, and “will continue to kill them,” because that’s what he’s been “trained to do.”
He also reportedly went on a rant about how “some big news is about to go down” in the next couple of weeks, a common claim among Trump supporters who refuse to believe the sitting president lost the election.
Capriotti’s arrest comes after thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in DC as Congress was working to certify Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
The violent riot led to the deaths of five people, and dozens of the intruders have been tracked down and booked by the FBI.
The president’s supporters have also reportedly been planning to attend Biden’s inauguration, which has led law enforcement to fear for more violence.
Trump declared an emergency ahead of the transition of power, and the National Guard is reportedly planning to send in 10,000 troops to keep the district safe.