An Illinois man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly threatening to kill Democrats during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington D.C. next week, federal prosecutors said.
Louis Capriotti, 45, is accused of making the threat in a Dec. 29 voicemail to a US House member from New Jersey, according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Chicago.
He allegedly stated that if certain individuals “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f—ing White House on January 20th, they’re sadly f—ing mistaken.”
“We will surround the motherf—ing White House and we will kill any motherf—ing Democrat that steps on the motherf—ing lawn.”
Capriotti, of Chicago Heights, a suburb of the Windy City, allegedly has a history of leaving “disturbing, anonymous messages” to members of Congress, the complaint states.
Nearly all the voicemails “included profanity, along with derogatory remarks concerning the race, religion, political affiliation, or physical appearance of