Michigan Man Accused of White House Bomb Threat to Kill Donald Trump and Mike Pence

A Michigan man has been arrested for allegedly sending a number of emails threatening to commit a mass shooting and kill President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in a bomb attack.

Jeffrey David Cox, of Grand Blanc, has been charged with use of interstate communications to make a bomb threat, making threats against the president and vice president of the United States and use of interstate communications to make threats to injure another person after allegedly sending a total of 18 emails from his personal address.

According to an affidavit, seen by MLive, Cox sent the emails on May 16 to the Mott Community College's admissions office, the Monroe Community College's president's office in New York and the Navy's Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.

In one email, 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 another email, Cox threatened to plant bombs and carry out a mass shooting 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 email said.

"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 also said he planned on stealing an aircraft and crashing it into the U.S. Naval Reservation in San Diego, California.

Cox's laptop and cellphone were then seized after a search warrant was carried out at his home. The emails were allegedly found in the sent email folder on his phone.

The suspect admitted to sending the threatening emails from the device, according to the affidavit filed by Jeffery Brook, a special agent with the United States Secret Service.

Cox said he sent the emails to help "calm himself down" and had no intention to carry out the threats, reported WXYZ.

"Cox claimed that he had no negative feelings toward the protectees nor the White House," the affidavit said.

Cox has been booked into the Genesee County Jail on state charges of false report of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime.

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An American flag flies over the south facade of the White House in Washington, D.C. A Michigan man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the White Hous and kill President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Robert Alexander/Getty