A 41-year-old woman from Chicago named Tracy Marie Fiorenza has been arrested on charges of sending threatening emails to shoot former President Donald Trump and his youngest son, Barron Trump. The arrest was made on Monday by the Secret Service, and Fiorenza is now facing legal action from the US attorney's office in Illinois. The charges against her were filed earlier this month in the US district court for the southern district of Florida.
According to a formal complaint, Fiorenza allegedly sent an email in May to the head of an educational institution in Palm Beach County, where Trump has his primary residence. In the email, she stated, "I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!" The complaint also revealed that Fiorenza sent another threatening email in June, targeting Trump and his son.
Fiorenza was interviewed by Secret Service agents in Chicago on June 14, during which she admitted to writing the threatening messages from her home in Illinois. She appeared in federal court in Chicago on Monday, and it is expected that she will be transferred to Florida for further legal proceedings. A detention hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday.
The arrest of Tracy Fiorenza comes in the wake of increased political violence and threats in the polarized United States. A recent Reuters report highlighted the alarming rise in such incidents, stating that the country is witnessing the worst political violence since the 1970s.
This arrest also follows the apprehension of another woman from Texas who left a threatening voicemail on the office phone of federal Judge Tanya Chutkan, overseeing the special counsel's prosecution of Trump in Washington, D.C. The US Marshals Service has reportedly heightened security measures for the judge in response to the incident.
As of now, there has been no comment from a representative of Tracy Fiorenza or from a spokesperson for Donald Trump. The details of her defense attorney are yet to be identified for any potential comments on the case.
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