Trump Hotel Event Shooting Threat Probed by Feds: 'Bloodstained MAGA Hats as Trophies'

Washington D.C. police and the feds are investigating an overt threat to gun down supporters of President Donald Trump during an event held Tuesday evening at the Trump International Hotel.

A Twitter account with the handle "Dreamstarjustic" responded to a writer who had planned to attend what she described as a "monthly meetup" to rally support around the 45th president.

"Who is going to the MAGA meetup tonight," tweeted Cassandra Fairbanks, listed as a D.C. correspondent for conservative publication The Gateway Pundit. One reply to the post came from an anonymous Twitter user that featured an image of a handgun and menacing words: "I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies."

Reported this to the DC police.

— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) September 11, 2018

The account has since been taken down.

A Twitter account with the handle “Dreamstarjustic” responded to a writer who had planned to attend what she described as a “monthly meetup” to rally support around the 45th president with menacing words and the image of a handgun. Twitter

Immediately, Fairbanks tweeted that she alerted D.C. Metro Police about the alleged threat.

On Wednesday, a D.C. spokeswoman confirmed to Newsweek that the matter was "still under investigation" by the department. Then, in an email response, the police announced they were deferring the matter to the feds.

"This case is currently under investigation by the FBI, thus [Metro Police Department] has no further information available," the email reads.

A D.C. field office FBI spokeswoman didn't confirm or deny if an investigation was underway.

A spokeswoman for Trump International Hotel D.C.—which is only a short walk from the White House—sent a brief response in an email confirming that it was prepared.

"All measures as always are in further comments," the statement read.

Attempts to reach the U.S. Secret Service by the time of publication was unsuccessful.

Fairbanks published a first-person account of the incident on The Gateway Pundit and quoted a hotel manager as saying they were aware of the threat but that they had "all measures in place."