- He was gunned down on his doorstep by agents in Provo after they were alerted to his posts about the president
- The threat was one of dozens posted on his two Facebook accounts, alongside a range of Pro-Trump messages and pictures of him posing with a range of heavy-duty weaponry and tactical gear
Craig Robertson, 75, was gunned down on his doorstep by agents in Provo after they were alerted to his posts about the president.
On Monday, August 7, Robertson posted on Facebook: ‘I hear Biden is coming to Utah. Digging out my old ghillie suit and cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle.’
The threat was one of dozens posted on his two Facebook accounts, alongside a range of Pro-Trump messages and pictures of him posing with a range of heavy-duty weaponry and tactical gear.
Other statements posted by Roberston included a threat to kill New York district attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office is currently prosecuting Donald Trump, by assassinating him in a parking garage.
‘I’ll be waiting in the courthouse parking garage with my suppressed Smith &Wesson M&P 9mm to smoke a radical fool prosecutor that should never have been elected. BYE, BYE, TO ANOTHER CORRUPT B______!!!’ he posted at the time.
A criminal complaint against Robertson came to the attention of federal agents in March, after he posted threats against Mr Bragg on Truth Social, the social network owned by Mr Trump.
Truth Social alerted the FBI’s National Threat Operation, but when agents visited the suspect’s house, he told them that the post was a ‘dream’ and ended the conversation by saying: ‘We’re done here! Don’t return without a warrant!’
Yet despite the visit the threats against public officials continued almost daily, with Roberston posting on Tuesday that ‘Perhaps Utah will become famous this week as the place a sniper took out Biden the Marxist.’
FBI agents raided his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, just hours before Biden was due in the city for a series of speeches and visits.
Special agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants at Robertson’s house in Provo but ended up shooting and killing him at around 6:15 am.
‘The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,’ the FBI said in a statement.‘
In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s Inspection Division. As this is an ongoing matter, we have no further details to provide.