Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania man for allegedly threatening to kill Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents on right-wing social media platform Gab after the search at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
According to an FBI affidavit unsealed on Aug. 15, Adam Bies, 46, has allegedly been making threats against FBI agents for months, but agents were not alerted of his posts until after the search.
The social media exploitation team in the FBI’s National Threat Operations Section received a tip about a Gab post under the username, “BlankFocus,” which Bies allegedly used to repeatedly threaten to kill FBI agents.
According to court documents, Bies allegedly posted on August 11 — three days after the search — that those who work for the FBI “deserve to die” and that his “only goal” was “to kill more of them before I drop.”
“I’m ready for the inevitable. Once you accept reality for what it is instead of what you want or to be, you can move on with your life and get prepared for the inevitable outcome. I already know I’m going to die at the hands of these piece of s— child molesting law enforcement scumbags,” Bies also wrote, according to authorities.
Bies also complained about the Chief Executive Officer of Gab after apparently receiving a warning regarding his posts, according to court documents.
“Hey a—hole. Why don’t you send them my threats so that they’d at least have something credible to show on Fox News,” Bies allegedly wrote.
Authorities charged Bies with influencing, impeding, or retaliating against federal law enforcement officers.
There is no indication in court documents that Bies acted on the threats.
Bies has not yet entered a plea and a lawyer for him is not yet listed on the docket.
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