On Wednesday, hours before the president was scheduled to visit the state, an FBI agent shot and killed a man in Utah who was allegedly making threats against Vice President Joe Biden.
At 6:15 a.m., a gunshot occurred while special agents were attempting to serve a warrant at Craig Deleeuw Robertson’s Provo, Utah, residence, according to a statement from the FBI.
Late on Wednesday, Biden is set to depart for Utah.
The FBI is investigating the shooting. In court filings, Robertson is accused of mentioning a “presidential assassination” and of making threats against the attorneys general of New York, Merrick Garland, and Manhattan, Alvin Bragg, and Letitia James.
A presidential assassination or two are in order. Joe comes first, then Kamala!”, according to the documents and a Facebook post Robertson made in September 2022.
In the court records, Robertson was not immediately represented by an attorney. Currently, Biden is visiting the western part of the country.
He talked at a business that will make wind towers on Wednesday while he was in New Mexico, and he will be traveling to Utah later that day.
He’s scheduled to hold a reelection fundraiser on Thursday and visit a Veterans Affairs facility to discuss the PACT Act, which increased benefits for veterans.