According to federal prosecutors, agents arrested a Chicago-area woman on Monday after a criminal complaint accused her of sending emails threatening to shoot former President Donald Trump and his son Barron. According to the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago, the woman, 41-year-old Tracy Marie Fiorenza, was arrested Monday morning on a charge of transmitting threats to kill or injure. The case was filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in southern Florida.
According to an affidavit accompanying the complaint, Fiorenza said in a May 21 email to the head of an educational institution in the Palm Beach, Florida: “I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” The affidavit submitted by a U.S. Secret Service agent stated that Fiorenza allegedly wrote a similar email on June 5, saying she would “slam a bullet” into Barron Trump “with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!” Donald Trump’s primary residence is in Palm Beach. The affidavit says Fiorenza lives in the southwest Chicago suburb of Plainfield, Illinois.
Reports state that that Fiorenza made an initial appearance Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Chicago, and a judge said she must go to the district court in Florida to answer the charges. The judge will decide at a Wednesday hearing how she will be transferred. It wasn’t immediately clear if Fiorenza had an attorney who could speak on her behalf. No attorney is listed for her on the federal docket.
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