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Illinois Man Arrested for Threatening Violence at Biden Inauguration

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Illinois Man Arrested for Threatening Violence at Biden Inauguration

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A suburban Chicago man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly threatening to commit violence at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Louis Capriotti, 45, left a voicemail on Dec. 29, 2020, for a U.S. House member from New Jersey, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch said. Capriotti allegedly said that if certain individuals “think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that [expletive] White House on January 20th, they’re sadly [expletive] mistaken.” Capriotti further allegedly stated in the voicemail, “We will surround the [expletive] White House and we will kill any [expletive] Democrat that steps on the [expletive] lawn,” according to a criminal complaint. Capriotti allegedly has a history of leaving profane voicemails for members of Congress. Capriotti was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. The charge carries a prison term of up to five years. He was scheduled to …

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