A Michigan man has been arrested for allegedly sending numerous emails threatening to commit a mass capturing and kill President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in a bomb assault.
Jeffrey David Cox, of Grand Blanc, has been charged with use of interstate communications to make a bomb menace, making threats towards the president and vp of the United States and use of interstate communications to make threats to injure one other particular person after allegedly sending a complete of 18 emails from his private deal with.
According to an affidavit, seen by MLive, Cox despatched the emails on May 16 to the Mott Community College’s admissions workplace, the Monroe Community College’s president’s workplace in New York and the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.
In one electronic mail, Cox allegedly wrote: “There is a bomb in the White House set to detonate Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. I either placed it near the main White House gates or in the White House itself. I plan to assassinate the President and the Vice President. Nobody can stop me.”
In one other electronic mail, Cox threatened to plant bombs and perform a mass capturing at Mott Community College.
“I won’t tell you when I will do it because I don’t want the police to catch me or stop me, but rest assured I will do it and this time it is for real,” the e-mail mentioned.
“I am doing this because I think it is extremely funny and I just love the thrill of killing people and destroying buildings and stirring up trouble. There is nothing you or the police can do to stop me! Ha Ha Ha!”
Cox additionally mentioned he deliberate on stealing an plane and crashing it into the U.S. Naval Reservation in San Diego, California.
Cox’s laptop computer and cellphone have been then seized after a search warrant was carried out at his residence. The emails have been allegedly discovered within the despatched electronic mail folder on his cellphone.
The suspect admitted to sending the threatening emails from the system, in accordance with the affidavit filed by Jeffery Brook, a particular agent with the United States Secret Service.
Cox mentioned he despatched the emails to assist “calm himself down” and had no intention to hold out the threats, reported WXYZ.
“Cox claimed that he had no negative feelings toward the protectees nor the White House,” the affidavit mentioned.
Cox has been booked into the Genesee County Jail on state fees of false report of terrorism and utilizing a pc to commit against the law.