An Ohio man was arrested after posting death threats against Donald Trump on Twitter and threatening to bomb polling stations following Trump’s victory.
Zachary Benson, 24, faces five years in prison after several post-election tweets in which he stated an intent “to assassinate Trump.”
“Diplomacy. Fucking Fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas,” Benson Tweeted the Wednesday after the election under the handle @ZeeAyeKeyKay.
Benson also tweeted: “My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease [sic] existing.”
Secret Service picked Benson up later that day for questioning. Although he was “very apologetic,” Benson admitted to Secret Service Agents “to making the threatening Twitter posts,” according to court documents obtained by Infowars.
According to the Secret Service, Benson violated Title 18, US Code, Section 871 (Threats against the President and successors to the Presidency) and Section 879 (Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons).
NBC News reports Benson is being held on a $20,000 unsecured bond at the US District Court in Cleveland. He will face a grand jury trial, although no court date has yet been set. Source