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A man threatened to kill US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and those present at his event. Arrested

A man has been arrested and charged with allegedly issuing death threats to Indian-American US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and attendees of his campaign event. The US Attorney’s office in New Hampshire said the 30-year-old man has been charged with threatening to hurt Ramaswami in interstate commerce and was arrested on Saturday, PTI reported. The report, citing an FBI affidavit, said the accused, identified as Tyler Anderson of Dover, New Hampshire, intercepted a text message sent by Ramaswami’s campaign to inform voters about an upcoming event in Portsmouth. Threat was sent in response.

Ramaswamy is a 38-year-old biotech entrepreneur and is running for the Republican nomination for the United States presidential elections to be held in 2024.

In his message, Anderson reportedly wrote: “Awesome, another chance for me to blow her mind!” He also said: “I will kill everyone involved in this” and also explained what he would do with the bodies, the report further noted.

The statement from the US Attorney’s office did not specify which presidential campaign was targeted, but Ramaswami’s team confirmed on Monday that he was the target, PTI reported. Were.

Unfortunately, it’s true: Ramaswamy campaign

A spokesperson for the Ramaswamy campaign said, “Unfortunately this is true.” “We are grateful to law enforcement for their swiftness and professionalism in handling this case and pray for the safety of all Americans,” Tricia McLaughlin was quoted as saying by PTI.

Later, a statement from his staff criticized the news media, “deranged voices” and “left-wing lunatics” and accused the groups of inciting violence against Republicans ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

“I’m grateful to the people on the front lines who work hard every day to make sure people like me and other Americans stay safe,” Ramaswamy told reporters in New Hampshire. “I think we’re pretty well protected,” he said. However, he refused to say when he became aware of the alleged death threat or whether he would increase his security.

Here’s what the FBI affidavit says

According to an FBI affidavit, Ramaswamy’s employees reported the threatening text messages to authorities, according to PTI. Law enforcement officials searched Anderson’s residence on Saturday. They arrested him and confiscated his phone and firearms. The report further states that they discovered messages sent to Ramaswamy in the deleted folder and also found additional threatening messages to another candidate.

One message read, “Great, now I know where to go so I can take his head off.” Another mentioned a “mass shooting” and the intention to desecrate a dead body. According to the report, the affidavit states that Anderson admitted to sending the text messages to Ramaswamy and confirmed that he had sent threatening texts to other campaigns.

According to the report, if found guilty, Anderson could face five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of US$250,000.

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