FBI raid leads to the fatal shooting of a man who made threats against the President

Federal law enforcement sources have confirmed the fatal shooting of a man who reportedly threatened President Biden on social media. The man, identified as Craig Robertson, was killed by FBI agents in Provo, Utah, early Wednesday morning as they attempted to execute an arrest and search warrant at his residence.

Earlier in the week, Robertson had allegedly posted a message on social media implying a planned attack on the president during his visit to Utah. The FBI has launched an investigation into the incident, and it has been confirmed that Robertson was armed at the time of his encounter with the agents.

The incident occurred just hours before President Biden’s scheduled arrival in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The FBI has issued a statement regarding the shooting, emphasizing that all incidents involving their agents are taken seriously and are subject to review by the FBI’s Inspection Division.

A complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Utah district, on Monday charges Robertson with interstate threats, influencing, impeding and retaliating against federal law enforcement officers by threat, and threats against the president. The complaint also alleges that Robertson threatened Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on social media.

Further posts allegedly made by Robertson indicated his intent to kill not only District Attorney Bragg and President Biden, but also other politicians, including California Governor Gavin Newsom. Court filings reveal that Robertson appeared to possess a sniper rifle, a ghillie suit, and other firearms.

The U.S. Secret Service has also acknowledged the incident, stating their awareness of the FBI investigation and confirming that the individual in question had made threats towards a Secret Service protectee. They emphasized that this is an FBI-led investigation and directed any related inquiries to the FBI and DOJ.