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A 72-year-old New York man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill former President Donald Trump, after officials said he made repeated threats against the former president and his supporters in Congress. also expressed support for the murder.

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Thomas Velanicki of Rockaway Beach, New York, “deliberately and knowingly threatened to kill, kidnap, and cause bodily harm to a former president,” according Unsolved on Monday for a criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, Welnicky made several threats between July 2020 and November 2021, in which he threatened to kill Trump and 12 members of Congress for “standing up against fascism”.

He referred to Trump at least once as “Hitler” and said that his intention is to “do whatever I can” to make sure Trump is killed.

is velniki Allegedly He is set to appear in preliminary court in Brooklyn federal court on Monday afternoon.

Deirdre von Dornum, top lawyer for the Federal Guard Office in Brooklyn, told Reuters Welnicky “does no harm” and was “expressing how distraught he was with what he saw as a threat to our democracy by former President Trump.”

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