President Donald Trump, accompanied by very first girl Melania Trump, waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, January 20, 2021.
A New York City guy was apprehended Monday early morning for presumably threatening to abduct and eliminate previous President Donald Trump if he declined to leave the White House after losing the 2020 election.
The 72- year-old accused, Thomas Welnicki of Rockaway Beach, Queens, presumably made the risks to Trump, along with a lots unknown members of Congress, in a number of calls over the previous year to Secret Service workplaces and other police, a criminal grievance states.
Trump was not recognized by name in the grievance submitted in U.S. District Court inBrooklyn But a footnote because file determines Welnicki’s target as the individual who worked as president fromJan 2017 throughJan 2021.
“During a voluntary interview on or about July 21, 2020, Welnicki informed United States Capitol Police that ‘if [Individual-1] loses the 2020 election and declined to step down,’ Wenicki would ‘get weapons’ and ‘take him down,'” that grievance states.
“Welnicki bragged about how easy it was for him to acquire a firearm and added, ” I do not wish to harm anybody, however I will withstand fascism,'” the grievance states.
“At completion of the interview, Welnicki mentioned, “I actually hope that God takes [Individual-1] out,” it includes.
Welnicki is because of appear in Brooklyn federal court later on Monday on the charge.