A Florida man has been arrested for threatening to kill President Donald Trump over the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Chauncy Lump, 26, a security guard from 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.
Posting a live video on Facebook, Lump made several threats, including “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,” White wrote. During the video, Lump showed a loaded AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.
Agent Lucas White wrote that shortly after Trump announced last week that a U.S. airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, 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.