U.S. charges New York man with threatening to kill Donald Trump

According to a criminal complaint unsealed on Monday, Thomas Welnicki, of Rockaway Beach, New York, expressed his interest in killing Trump in a July 2020 interview with U.S. Capitol Police and in several phone calls in 2021 to the Secret Service. Trump is identified as "Individual-1" in the complaint, which was filed in Brooklyn federal court.


Reuters | New York | Updated: 10-01-2022 21:22 IST | Created: 10-01-2022 21:22 IST
U.S. charges New York man with threatening to kill Donald Trump
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A New York man has been criminally charged with threatening to kill former U.S. President Donald Trump, court papers show. According to a criminal complaint unsealed on Monday, Thomas Welnicki, of Rockaway Beach, New York, expressed his interest in killing Trump in a July 2020 interview with U.S. Capitol Police and in several phone calls in 2021 to the Secret Service.

Trump is identified as "Individual-1" in the complaint, which was filed in Brooklyn federal court. A footnote says Individual-1 was U.S. president from Jan. 20, 2017, to Jan. 20, 2021. An arrest warrant was issued for Welnicki on Friday. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn had no immediate additional comment.

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