CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents Monday arrested a Chicago-area woman on a complaint accusing her of sending emails threatening to shoot former President Donald Trump and his son Barron, Sun the federal prosecutor and a recently unsealed criminal complaint.
According to the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Tracy Marie Fiorenza, 41, was arrested Monday morning on charges of transmitting death or injury threats. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court in southern Florida earlier this month, but it wasn’t cleared until this week.
“I will declare that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump right in the face at any opportunity!” Fiorenza said in a May 21 email to the director of a Palm Beach, Florida-area educational institution. according to an affidavit attached to the complaint.
Donald Trump’s primary residence is in Palm Beach.
Fiorenza reportedly wrote a similar email on June 5, in which she said she was going to “put a bullet in” Barron Trump “along with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!”, according to the affidavit of a U.S. Secret Service agent.
The indictment did not identify the principal or the school to which the emails were allegedly sent.
It was not immediately clear if Fiorenza had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Fiorenza was due to appear in court for the first time in Chicago on Monday and could eventually be referred to the Florida District Court to comment on the charges.
Agents questioned Fiorenza on June 14 at the agency’s Chicago office — and she was shown copies of the emails, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit states that Fiorenza resides in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago.