A 24-year-old man has been arrested after he posted on the social media that he would like to see United States President-elect, Donald Trump, dead.
A 24-year-old man identified as Zachary Benson, from Fairview Park in Cleveland, Ohio has been charged in a federal court after tweeting a threat to assassinate U.S President-elect, Donald Trump on election night.
According to a report by dailymail, the suspect posted the remark on Twitter a few minutes before the Republican nominee was declared the winner of last week’s election.
‘My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease (sic) existing.
‘Diplomacy. F***ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas,’ Benson tweeted as he was arrested a few hours later and interviewed by the Secret Service.
After the results were announced, many of those who opposed Trump rushed to Twitter to call for his assassination. But Benson is believed to be the first person to be charged in connection with one of those tweets.
Benson who has now been charged with making a threat to a successor to the presidency, said he had no intention of following through with the threat and was ‘just frustrated thinking about how President-elect Trump’s policies could affect his job’.