FBI Fatally Shoots Utah Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Biden, Alvin Bragg

Craig D. Robertson. Photo: Facebook

By Steve Neavling

FBI agents fatally shot an armed Utah man accused of making violent threats against President Biden and U.S. Attorney Alvin Bragg on Wednesday, authorities said. 

The shooting occurred at 6:15 a.m. as agents tried to serve a warrant at the home of Craig D. Robertson, 75, in Provo. 

Just hours later, Biden was scheduled to speak in nearby Salt Lake City. 

Robertson allegedly posted the threats online and was armed when agents arrived, a federal law enforcement official told The New York Times reports

According to the court filing, Robertson had a history of posting threats on social media and referred to his guns as Democratic eradicators. He also owned numerous guns, including a sniper rifle, the complaint alleges. 

In one of his social media posts last year, he posted photos of three rifles and said he was “getting ready for the 2024 election cycle.” 

He also is accused of taunting the agents investigating, insisting they were close to “violent eradication.”

In a social media post last week, Robertson allegedly wrote on social media that Biden was coming to Utah and he was going to “dust off” an M24 rifle and don an old camouflage suit. 

Robertson is accused of posting other threats online, including his intent to kill Bragg, who is leading the prosecution of former President Trump in connection with a hush money payment. 

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