A Broward County man is facing federal charges in relation to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, according to court records, for reportedly making death threats against President Donald Trump.
Chauncy Devonte Lump, 26, is facing a federal threat charge against the president, along with a county charge of making a false bomb report.
Lump’s bond is valued at $100,000 at the moment. He is scheduled to appear in the federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, Jan. 10.
A Facebook employee told a detective with the Broward Sheriff’s Office that a man going by “BlackMan Vs America” posted a video threatening President Trump on Facebook Live, according to a criminal complaint.
The criminal complaint said Lump posted a live Facebook video on Jan. 3, 2020, with “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.” Music played in the background that appeared to be “from the Middle East.”
The Facebook Live stream lasted seven minutes, and according to court records, Lump allegedly made several threats to kill or hurt the president.
“I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County,” Lump said in the video, according to the complaint.
The complaint noted that Lump laughed during the live stream on four occasions, but on three of the four occasions he seems to laugh in response to viewers ‘ comments.
In response to Gen. Soleimani’s killing on Jan. 3, when confronted by law enforcement officials, Lump admitted, “The threats in the video were intended to be a joke,” according to the criminal complaint.
However, at no point in the video did Lump claim he was joking.
Lump had a loaded Glock 9 mm semi-automatic pistol while talking to law enforcement, but retains a concealed carry permit in Florida state, court records show. He is also qualified as a security officer and hired as such.
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