Michigan man arrested in threats to FBI Director Chris Wray, Rep. Garamendi

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  • A Michigan man was arrested for allegedly threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray after he allegedly made a death threat against Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., two weeks ago.
  • The 32-year-old man, identified as Neil Matthew Walter, had at least one registered handgun, according to a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
  • The complaint states that Walter’s parents told the police that he had a mental illness.

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A Michigan man, who has a registered handgun, was arrested two weeks after he allegedly made a death threat against FBI Director Chris Wray. according to a federal court filing Released on Tuesday.

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The man was identified as Neil Mathew Walter charged up A communication involving a transmission in interstate commerce in which there is a risk of injury to another person.

Walter, a 32-year-old resident of Grand Blanc, was ordered temporarily held without bail during an appearance Tuesday in US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is next scheduled to appear in that court on December 1 for a detention hearing.

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Garamendi’s office told U.S. Capitol Police that it had received a threatening voicemail allegedly left by Walter on the night of November 3, according to a criminal complaint.

“John. Hey John. You’re going to die John. You’re going to die,” the voicemail said, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent attached to the complaint.

The filing states that when Capitol Police requested a wellness check on Walter at his home, he responded to a local police detective “with a firearm in his hand and initially refused to drop the gun or leave the residence.” done.”

Walter then “placed the handcuffs in the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt but kept his hand on the firearm during police contact.”

The affidavit states that Walter flared up at the detective.

When Walter’s father arrived at the residence, the father told investigators “about his son’s mental instability and prior history of being committed to a Florida hospital,” the FBI agent wrote.

Walter’s mother later told police that he had been “diagnosed with an unspecified psychosis,” according to the affidavit.

On November 10, when Capitol Police contacted Walter’s mother, she told them that he was “refusing mental health treatment, still had a handgun, and made a statement that if anyone took it from him If he tries, he will protect himself.” House.”

Later that same day, Walter contacted the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Capital Police and “expressed strong dissatisfaction, explaining to the USCP that they should not have told his family about him” and that the Capitol Police were “going to make it worse”. is,” the affidavit said.

More than a week later, on Saturday, Walter used his Facebook account to post a series of threatening comments on a livestream video allegedly showing the FBI director, Ray, according to the affidavit.

“Director Ray is going to die every single day for repeatedly raping my family and lying to them and myself about it I will kill you I will kill you Director Ray you will die I will kill you self defense, read one post from Walter.

Walter’s Facebook page also featured several comments “stating belief that half the senators, FBI, CIA, police, Tom Cruise and Elon Musk are involved in a child slave rape ring”, listing various locations where these rings are located. , one of which identified the United States Capitol building,” according to the FBI.

An examination of the firearms revealed that Walter possessed a registered Sig Sauer 9mm semi-automatic pistol. According to the affidavit, Walter’s mother told the FBI that he also had a revolver.

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