The FBI arrested a Chicago man it said threatened to bring more violence to Washington ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his Chicago Heights home on Tuesday and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.
According to the criminal complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, Capriotti called and left a Nov. 18 voicemail on the phone of an unnamed U.S. representative, saying that he was a “nine-year Marine, active duty” and had killed terrorists and “will continue to kill them because that’s what I am trained to do.”
He allegedly went on to tell the lawmaker that “in the next couple weeks, some big news is about to go down” and certain individuals “are going to be astonished of what’s going to be revealed.”
In a second call that day to another unnamed lawmaker, Capriotti allegedly referred to the elected official as a “terrorist” and that the