Florida security guard arrested for threatening to kill Trump in retaliation for Soleimani death

by Bryan Brammer · Jan 11th, 2020 9:37 am
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Broward County Sheriff's Office

A Florida security guard is facing federal charges after he threatened to kill President Trump to avenge the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani during a Facebook live stream last week.

Moments after Trump announced last week that Soleimani was killed by a U.S. airstrike, Chauncy Lump, 26, logged on to Facebook under the name "BlackMan vs. America" and live streamed a seven-minute video making threats toward President Trump while showcasing a loaded AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.

Lump's threats included, "He killed my leader, please tell me where is Donald Trump?" and "I need to find the Donald because if I don't find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County," according to Secret Service agent Lucas White.

White also said that Lump had white ice cream on his face, a towel wrapped around his head mimicking a turban, a shower curtain draped over his body and Middle Eastern music playing in the background during the live stream.

When authorities confronted Lump at his home last Saturday, he claimed his little stunt was a joke and that he "should not have did [sic] it in the first place."