In a dramatic turn of events, FBI agents shot and killed a man during an early morning raid in Provo, Utah. The agents were executing warrants when they opted to take forceful action, resulting in the death of the suspect. The man, identified as Craig Deleeuw Robertson, had allegedly made threatening posts against President Joe Biden, as well as other notable figures such as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and former President Barack Obama.
FBI shoots and kills Utah man who posted online threats against Biden and Obama https://t.co/itbQ0dYRnO
— KenMatthews (@KenMatthews) August 10, 2023
Now, I don’t condone violence, but it’s no surprise that the FBI took these threats seriously. We’ve seen how divisive politics can get, and it’s essential for law enforcement to prioritize the safety of our elected officials. President Biden himself was scheduled to visit Utah, making this incident even more alarming. Thankfully, the FBI was able to neutralize the threat and ensure the President’s safety.
It’s hard to fathom why someone would spew such hateful rhetoric and make explicit threats online. Robertson’s Facebook page was filled with disturbing messages, including one where he called on Utahans to salute the President by shooting their guns in the air. I mean, come on, it’s one thing to disagree with someone politically, but this kind of behavior is completely uncalled for.
The charging documents also revealed Robertson’s disturbing plans to attack Alvin Bragg in a parking garage. It’s truly chilling to read the explicit details he shared, outlining a plot to shoot the prosecutor. We should commend the FBI for taking swift action against an individual who posed a direct threat to our elected officials and law enforcement officers.
As the investigation unfolds, it’s crucial for us to support our law enforcement agencies. They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and incidents like these serve as a reminder of the risks they face. We must stand together against violence and the divisive rhetoric that fuels it.