Chicago woman arrested for threatening to kill Trump and his son, Barron
“I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” the woman claimed
August 24, 2023 9:04am
Updated: August 24, 2023 9:04am
A Chicago woman was arrested on Monday after threatening to kill former President Donald Trump and his youngest son, Barron Trump, according to court documents.
Tracy Marie Fiorenza, 41, allegedly emailed the headmaster of 17-year old Barron Trump’s school in Palm Beach County, Florida in May, saying that she would shoot the father and son as soon as she could.
“I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” Fiorenza wrote in the email, according to the complaint.
Later in June, the woman sent another email to the school’s headmaster saying that she was "going to slam a bullet in Bar[r]on Trump's head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!"
The formal complaint filed against Fiorenza earlier this month in the U.S. district court for the southern district of Florida alleges that she intentionally wrote and sent the emails from her home in Plainfield, Illinois.
Fiorenza was charged with knowingly and willingly making threats to kill or injure the person of another via commercial email over the internet. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.
A senior law enforcement official said that Fiorenza has been “on the U.S. Secret Service’s radar for several years.”
The woman made her initial court appearance at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Monday morning, hours after being arrested at her house. She will be transferred to Florida, where the charges were filed, according to Judge Jeffrey Cummings.
The charges come after a Texas woman faces federal charges after she allegedly threatened to kill U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing Trump’s criminal case. Abigail Jo Shry called the federal courthouse in Washington and left a threatening message to the judge.
“You are in our sights, we want to kill you,” Shry allegedly said, according to court documents. Prosecutors allege Shry also said, “If Trump doesn’t get elected in 2024, we are coming to kill you.”