Trump Raid Sparked Man Threatening to 'Slaughter' FBI Agents: Feds

A man from Mercer County, Pennsylvania, has been charged for threatening to "slaughter" agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), after his anger was sparked by the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's home last week, according to a federal complaint filed in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Federal agents searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort residence in Florida last Monday looking for evidence of stolen classified documents, which has ignited fury from many conservatives—including Trump himself—and sparked some darker threats toward the federal agency by others.

The ex-president said last week that the raid was unnecessary, that he had been cooperating with authorities in the investigation, and that he had declassified all the documents.

"Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn't need to "seize" anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago," Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social.

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Above, a seal reading "Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation" is displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, D.C., on August 9. A man was charged for threatening to kill FBI agents after the search of former President Donald Trump's home last week. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

The man accused of making the online threats, 46-year-old Adam Bies, is currently in custody and has been charged in U.S. District Court with influencing, impeding or retaliating against federal law officers.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the FBI affidavit says that Bies made several threats last week on Gab, a social networking service, threatening to kill federal agents.

The newspaper reported that an FBI national threat team received a tip from a domestic terrorism tracking group about a user called "BlankFocus" posting threats, one of which said, "If you work for the FBI then you deserve to die."

Another post from the account said: "My only goal is to kill more of them before I drop. I will not spend one second of my life in their custody."

Other posts stated things including, "come and get me you piece of [expletive] feds," and "I am going to [expletive] slaughter you."

Additionally, Bies expressed anger toward Gab's founder and CEO Andrew Torba after the social networking service said that it would remove any chats that contain threats. He then tagged Torba in a post about a news article regarding FBI Director Christopher Wray who talked about threats the bureau had received after the raid.

"I sincerely believe that if you work for the FBI, then you deserve to DIE," he wrote.

The newspaper reported that in several of his posts, he also compared the FBI to Nazis and the Soviet-era KGB, writing, "I'll shoot an SS officer in the head just as quick as I'd shoot a KGB officer in the head. Keep that in mind. There are plenty of other letters in the alphabet. Police state scum are police state scum. Period."

According to the affidavit, in another post, he wrote, "HEY FEDS. We the people cannot WAIT to water the trees of liberty with your blood. I'll be waiting for you to kick down my door."

Newsweek reached out to the FBI for comment.

Using data provided by Gab, the FBI was able to trace the account back to "Adam Campbell," which was reportedly an alias that Bies said he used "so that corporate Murica' can't google me out of a job." Agents were able to trace his IP address from the account, which led them to his home.

Bies was scheduled for an initial appearance in front of a federal magistrate judge on Monday afternoon.