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Tulsa man charged with threatening to kill President Biden, congressmen's children

Tulsa man charged with threatening to kill President Biden, congressmen's children

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A Tulsa man faces federal charges on allegations that he sent a local television station emails threatening to kill President Joe Biden and unnamed members of Congress.

John Jacobs Ahrens, 58, was charged by criminal complaint in Tulsa federal court on Monday with making threats against the president after he allegedly admitted to sending the emails to KOTV, Channel 6.

An affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint indicates that Channel 6 notified the FBI on Thursday that it had received threatening emails from Ahrens in May and earlier this month.

One May 10-dated email read: “Please go to my Facebook page and read what I sent to the men of the United States Congress. They have less than 48 hours to hand over my money or their children will start dying all over the country … I’m going to kill their children using the same law as the Government used to force our families on to the Trail of Tears.”

In a June 10-dated email, the writer stated: “I just sent a ultimatum to the White House. They will hand the child molesting dog Joseph Biden over for Judicial Proceedings. Otherwise, America is going to get to see a sitting president get his head blown off right in front of them.”

The email writer gave several deadlines to “hand over” Biden.

In an email dated Thursday, the writer gave Congress until 8 a.m. Monday to “hand a check over to the State of Oklahoma, the Muscogee Nation and my family in accordance with a signed agreement as set forth in the Treaty of 1866,” apparently a reference to a treaty between the Muscogee Nation and U.S. government.

In the same Thursday email, the writer indicates that he is going to “take those checks by force” if not willingly provided.

“You killed our women and children,” the email states. “I kill your women and children. Nothing more nothing less. You have until 8:00 am Sharp Monday morning. Then the wheel turns. Only God will know where it ends.”

On Friday, agents with the FBI and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and task force officers of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force located Ahrens at his home in the 1300 block of South 73rd East Avenue.

Ahrens agreed to be taken to Tulsa Police Department headquarters, where he allegedly confessed to writing and sending the emails to the TV station.

Ahrens is being held without bond in the Tulsa County jail.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Biden administration strategy to enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and working with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism.


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