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Illinois Man Accused of Threatening Inauguration Violence

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This 2014 booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, in Chicago, shows Louis Capriotti. Prosecutors say Capriotti has been arrested on a federal charge that he threatened to take the lives of President-elect Joseph Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington.

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago man has been arrested on a federal charge that he threatened to take the lives of President-elect Joseph Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a news release that Louis Capriotti was arrested Tuesday near his Chicago Heights home on a charge of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

Prosecutors accuse Capriotti of leaving a threatening voicemail for a member of Congress on Dec. 29, days before a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters smashed their way into the U.S. Capitol.

 

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