Queens Man Arrested for Threats of Murder Against Congressmembers
A man from queens is facing federal charges after threatening to kill elected officials online.
37-year-old Brendan Hunt, also known as “X-Ray Ultra” was in federal court this Tuesday in connection to threatening to murder elected officials.
Court filings show that the man was against elected officials, primarily those in the Democratic party.
He was shown to have made public comments on Facebook directed at the president saying:
“Trump, we want actual revenge on democrats. Meaning, we want
you to hold a public execution of pelosi aoc schumer etc. And if
you dont do it, the citizenry will. We’re not voting in another
rigged election. Start up the firing squads, mow down these
commies, and lets take america back!”
The Department of Justice says the video was one in a series of statements by Hunt posted on social media since at least December 6, 2020, in which he called for violence and “public execution” against members of Congress.
If convicted, Hunt faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.