New York Court Worker Arrested For Threats To Biden Inauguration

On Tuesday (January 19), a New York man was arrested for allegedly making threats on the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden

The man, identified as Brendan Hunt, works for the Office of Court Administration, also called for the deaths of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, per CNBC

Authorities were made aware of Hunt’s threats after he posted an 88-second video on Bitchute, a video-sharing site. The video was titled “KILL YOUR SENATORS.” In the summary line, Hunt wrote, “Slaughter them all.” 

Documents in the US District Court in Brooklyn state that Hunt uploaded the video two days after a mob of Donald Trump supporters breached the US Capitol building in a deadly attack, though law enforcement doesn’t have evidence that Hunt was a part of the riots. 

“If anybody has a gun, give me it, I’ll go there myself...” Hunt reportedly said in the video. 

On December 6, 2020, Hunt posted to Facebook asking Trump to take “actual revenge on democrats.” 

A criminal complaint accuses Hunt of threatening to murder a US official with intent to interfere with their sworn duties. 

Hunt is among hundreds arrested for their threats of violence and actual participation in the insurrection at the Capitol. 

The FBI and DOJ vowed to undertake a wide-reaching investigation to charge hundreds who breached the building, leading to the deaths of five people including a Capitol Police officer. 

Some of those arrested include former and active police officers, firefighters, and military service members. 

A dozen members of the National Guard were taken off Inauguration duty for their ties to extremist groups. An estimated 200 people are under active investigation in connection to the violence and domestic terrorism.  

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