Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

‘I have to kill him’: Broward man threatens to kill President Trump, officials say

A Broward County man is behind bars after officials say he threatened to kill President Donald Trump in a Facebook Live video. According to federal court documents, the threat occurred on January 3 at about 10 p.m. The name on the suspect’s Facebook page read “BlackMan Vs America.” Officials identified him as Chauncy Devonte Lump. According to documents, Lump had white cream on his face, a towel on his head, wrapped like a turban, and what appeared to be a shower curtain over his body. In the background of the video, the viewer can hear music playing that appears to originate from the Middle East, documents indicated. In the seven-minute video, Lump said several things, including: “He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?” … “I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County. So please tell me where he is, I don’t want to have to blow up the Broward County tonight.” … “Do not play with me, I have AK-47, I have it here, do not play with me, okay.” … “I am in Boca, tell them to come get me from Boca, 15 minutes from Palm Beach where Donald Trump is, tell them to come get me.” … “He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald.”On January 4 at around 2 a.m., law enforcement officials made contact with Lump. He admitted to producing the video in response to the U.S. killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Lump went on to say that the threats were intended to be a joke. He later told law enforcement that, “I shouldn’t have did it in the first place.”During their investigation, officials found a loaded Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Lump also had a concealed weapons permit and is a licensed security officer in Florida. Lump is being charged with knowingly and willingly making threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. —

A Broward County man is behind bars after officials say he threatened to kill President Donald Trump in a Facebook Live video.

According to federal court documents, the threat occurred on January 3 at about 10 p.m.

The name on the suspect’s Facebook page read “BlackMan Vs America.” Officials identified him as Chauncy Devonte Lump.

According to documents, Lump had white cream on his face, a towel on his head, wrapped like a turban, and what appeared to be a shower curtain over his body. In the background of the video, the viewer can hear music playing that appears to originate from the Middle East, documents indicated.

In the seven-minute video, Lump said several things, including: “He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?” … “I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County. So please tell me where he is, I don’t want to have to blow up the Broward County tonight.” … “Do not play with me, I have AK-47, I have it here, do not play with me, okay.” … “I am in Boca, tell them to come get me from Boca, 15 minutes from Palm Beach where Donald Trump is, tell them to come get me.” … “He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald.”

On January 4 at around 2 a.m., law enforcement officials made contact with Lump. He admitted to producing the video in response to the U.S. killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Lump went on to say that the threats were intended to be a joke. He later told law enforcement that, “I shouldn’t have did it in the first place.”

During their investigation, officials found a loaded Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Lump also had a concealed weapons permit and

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