Trump Supporter Charged Over Biden Threats, Vowed to 'Go Out in Blaze of Glory'

Kris John Kinsey, a 61-year-old man from Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been arrested and arraigned by state legal authorities after the Secret Service found that he had allegedly made violent threats against President Joe Biden and others on social media.

In the incriminating posts, Kinsey allegedly said that he wanted to kill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, their supporters, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Kinsey allegedly posted numerous messages, images and videos threatening violence.

Kinsey said that Biden had asked for this "brutally violent war" and added that he himself hoped to "go out in a blaze of glory" on Inauguration Day, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

In other social media posts, Kinsey allegedly said that Harris had vowed to hunt down supporters of President Donald Trump if she and Biden won the 2020 election, according to court documents cited by the Bucks County Courier Times. Kinsey has also been accused of posting a video of himself firing a semiautomatic handgun at a styrofoam plate with "F*** Biden" written on it.

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Kris John Kinsey, a 61-year-old man from Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been arrested by authorities after stating that he wanted to kill President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and others at the Inauguration Day ceremonies. AlessandroPhoto/Getty

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kinsey at his campsite within a wooded area, where they discovered a semiautomatic handgun and a possible stash of cannabis. Kinsey is forbidden from owning a firearm due to his prior felony conviction in Texas.

The suspect has since been charged with a felony for prohibited possession of a firearm, as well as misdemeanor charges for possessing an instrument of crime, making terroristic threats and drug possession.

His preliminary court hearing is scheduled for February 1 and his bail is set at $9.2 million.

A Hill/HarrisX poll conducted in early January found that 73 percent of Americans felt very or somewhat concerned about possible violence leading up to Inauguration Day.

On Monday, the FBI summarized a number of security concerns posed by "lone wolves" and QAnon followers—some were present at the January 6 Capitol siege—who had indicated plans to visit Washington D.C. for the inauguration. FBI Director Chris Wray said the bureau had also seen an "extensive amount of concerning online chatter" about potentially violent events surrounding the inauguration.

As a result, security officials in Washington D.C. prohibited any public access to the inauguration. The National Mall has been closed through January 21 and over 20,000 National Guard troops have been on patrol in the area.

Newsweek contacted the Pennsylvania State Police for comment.