Man arrested for threatening to kill President Trump over the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani
A Florida man identified as Chauncy Lump has been arrested by the police for threatening to kill President Donald Trump over the death of Iranian top military officer who was killed by a US air strike ordered by Donald Trump.
The 26-year-old security guard, a native of Fort Lauderdale went live on Facebook over the weekend and threatened to kill the US President as retaliation for the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani last week.
In a live video he uploaded on Facebook, Lump issued several threats and angrily wrote that “He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?” and “I need to find the Donald because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County”.
During the video, Lump showed a loaded AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.
Minutes after Trump announced last week that a U.S. airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, Agent Lucas White disclosed that Lump under the name “BlackMan vs. America” began livestreaming a seven-minute video on Facebook.
In the video, agent Lucas say Lump made several threats against the president, who was staying at his Mar-a-Lago club, less than an hour away.
When confronted early Saturday at his home, Lump admitted producing the video in response to Soleimani’s death, but said it was a joke. But nowhere in the video did Lump say he was joking and conceded, “I should not have did it in the first place,” White wrote.
The security guard now faces federal charges of threatening to kill the president and remained jailed Thursday on $100,000 bond, according to court documents filed this week by the Secret Service.