Wednesday, the FBI shot and killed at his residence a man from Utah who frequently posted on social media about killing President Joe Biden and other Democrats.
Craig Deleeuw Robertson was fatally shot around 6:15 a.m. at his residence in Provo, Utah, according to the FBI and NBC. The incident occurred prior to Biden’s arrival in Utah.
“The incident began when special agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants at a residence. The subject is deceased,” the FBI said. No agents were injured. NBC said it was told by a senior administration official that Biden was told about the raid Wednesday morning.
Robertson’s social media history was filled with posts inciting violence against Democrats.
“Perhaps Utah will become famous this week as the place a sniper took out Biden the Marxist,” he posted to Facebook on Tuesday, according to KFOX-TV.
That came a day after he wrote, “I hear Biden is coming to Utah. Digging out my old ghillie suit and cleaning the dust off the M24 Sniper Rifle. Welcome, Buffoon-in-Chief!”
Since at least the fall of 2022, according to a copy of the criminal complaint posted on Newsweek, Robertson has been posting about assassinating public figures such as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Vice President Kamala Harris, and others.
A March 2023 post about Bragg prompted increased FBI monitoring, according to the complaint.
“I’ll be waiting in the courthouse parking garage with my suppressed Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm to smoke a radical fool prosecutor that should never have been elected,” the complaint said Robertson wrote.
The complaint against Robertson stated that the FBI visited his residence after one posting.
“I said it was a dream,” the complaint said Robertson told the agents who visited him.
“We’re done here. Don’t return without a warrant,” the complaint said he told the agents.
Since then, Robertson has taunted the FBI in addition to posting about murdering Democrats on social media.
In March he wrote that “the weaponized FBI is coming after a 75-year-old conservative,” according to the complaint.
“To my friends in Federal Bureau of Idiots: I know you’re reading this and you have no idea how close your agents came to ‘bang,’” a post read, according to the complaint. A similar one said the agent came close to “violent eradication.”
”The FBI tried to interfere with my free speech right in my driveway,” one post read, according to the complaint. “My 45ACP was ready to smoke ‘em.”
“Hey FBI, you still monitoring my social media? Checking so I can be sure to have a loaded gun handy in case you drop by again,” he posted on July 27.
In multiple postings depicting firearms, Robertson stated that they could exterminate Democrats, according to the complaint.