- The man allegedly posted on his Facebook account that he would launch a mass shooting in case Joe Biden was declared president
- The suspect was tracked by the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) officers and local authorities on Friday, November 6
- Reports indicate he was stopped in a vehicle before being driven to his residence where they conducted search for firearms
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Police officers in Los Angeles are holding a man who threatened to shoot Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden if he wins November 3 General Election.
The man whose name was withheld, has allegedly made Facebook post in which he threatened to launch a mass shooting.
According to Los Angeles Times, the suspect was tracked by the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) officers and local authorities on Friday, November 6.
Reports indicate he was stopped in a vehicle before being driven to his residence where they conducted search for firearms and establish how exactly he would carry the attack.
“The FBI is aware of the reported threats, and we’re working with our partners. The subject is being evaluated by state officials. The federal government has not made any arrest nor filed charges at this time,” FBI officer Laura Eimiller said.
This came barely two days after violence rocked Oregon in the eve of election as protesters took to the streets to demand that every vote must be counted.
None of the two main contenders, President Donald Trump and Biden has hit the 270 mark, the minimum number of Electoral College votes a candidate needs to win the presidency.
Biden, who appears to be on the lead, has called for calm and has expressed confidence that he will ascend to power even as tension continues to mount across the US.
Section of experts had predicted that Biden will start leading based on the assumption that most votes that will be counted first in most states are absentee ballots.
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