An Ohio teenager has been arrested for threatening mass violence online, targeting federal agents and Planned Parenthood, court documents said.
FBI agents raided the residence where Justin Olsen, 18, was living, and found more than a dozen rifles and about 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
“Shoot every federal agent in sight,” he allegedly wrote, adding he would “stock up” on weapons in another post.
Mr Olsen said his online comments were written in jest, court documents said.
Federal authorities apprehended Mr Olsen last week, just days after the back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas rocked the US.
He has been charged with threatening a federal officer and is now being held in federal custody, according to the court filing.
The investigation into Mr Olsen began in February, when the FBI received a complaint about the teenager in Anchorage, Alaska, US media report. Authorities traced Mr Olsen’s email address back to Boardman, Ohio, where he was living with his father.
Mr Olsen allegedly praised mass shootings, violence against Planned Parenthood clinics and the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, on the meme-hosting app iFunny.
In one post, responding to the 1993 Waco siege, a fatal standoff between religious sect the Branch Davidians and federal agents, Mr Olsen allegedly wrote, “in conclusion, shoot every federal agent on sight.”
Mr Olsen told agents this post was “a hyperbolic conclusion based on the results of the Waco siege”, according to the filing.
According to court documents, Mr Olsen’s online account drew FBI attention for its “large increase in subscribers” from February to March of this year.
After Mr Olsen’s arrest, FBI found about 300 rounds of ammunition in the stairway of his father’s home, and thousands of rounds of additional ammunition, camouflage clothing and a gun vault in a bedroom. Investigators found a machete in the trunk of his car.
It is unclear how much of the weapons and supplies found in the residence could have been accessed by Mr Olsen, and how much belonged to his father.
Mr Olsen is expected back in court on 16 August.
16 thoughts on “‘Shoot every federal agent’ – US teen arrested for threats”
‘According to court documents, Mr Olsen’s online account drew FBI attention for its “large increase in subscribers” from February to March of this year.’
Mr. Olsen sounds intelligent.
An Alaskan narked on him.
Go to hell feds agents all of you . I tell people all the time that the FBI is here to oppress we the people . That young man has more balls than many
have your plan…don’t say sht
execute your plan
This is pure tyranny i am mad as hell right now.They will ruin this young man’s life
yup…meant to put fear in others
Exactly, but it just make me more and more angry. This shit needs to start . I will have no mercy on them .
I’m with you
Their raids are always 2 or 3 in the morning to catch people not aware and alert .If this is not the USSR then someone tell me different
reads like bullshit
I do think it’s ment to shut us up though
But I really think this is a made up story
To get control of a shit storm they started
The Earth is beautiful,, Yet the world is a sesspool!!!
Damn ive said way worse. And i dont recall doing it in jest.
When the time.comes. Look, listen, sense and respond. And keep your mouth shut.
he praised mass shootings? hummm it sounds like this Olsen is a paid government Shill!
just like David hogg is a paid government Shill their Not fooling me!
I LOVE FACEBOOK!!!!!!!
I WANNA TWEET!!!!!
“‘Shoot every federal agent’ – US teen arrested for threats”
GO GET EM TIGER
NOT EVEN SMART ENOUGH TO BE “CANNON FODDER”…………….
six week cycle.