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Man Who Sent Death Threats To Matt Gaetz Following The Capitol Riot Arrested

Eugene Huelsman was arrested for allegedly making death threats against Matt Gaetz, congressman just days following the Capitol Riot.

Huelsman was arrested on one felony charge of making a threat or injuring.

Federal prosecutors claim the man called Representative Gaetz’s (R-FL) office just three days after the riot telling him to “watch his back” and “watch his children.”

“I’m coming for him, he’s gonna f***ing die … I’m gonna f***ing kill him … Watch your back, I’m coming for you. I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f***ing kids too,” Huelsman allegedly said on voicemail.

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A Man Threatened to Kill Matt Gaetz was Arrested

Eugene Huelsman was indicted in May in the Northern District of Florida regarding the alleged threat, but authorities couldn’t track him down.

Fox News reviewed court records and found that the judge had sealed the indictment to ensure that he was not arrested.

Still, Gaetz couldn’t help notice that the arrest comes just a day or two after he publically called out the Justice Department for not having taken action on alleged death threats.

“I think someone may be trying to kill me and if they are successful I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest,” Gaetz said on the House floor last Wednesday.

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Man arrested for extortion

Politico says that Eugene Huelsman was not arrested after the incident Gaetz described on the House Floor.

However, he claims that this action was prompted in part by his public comments.

“An indictment was issued in May, and has now been unsealed the week after my criticism,” Gaetz said.

“If they took our security seriously, they would arrest all of the people who violate federal law and the threats to kill us, not just some of them,” he continued. “I think that the Department of Justice is biased against Republicans.”

Kevin Corke from Fox News reports that Huelsman worked as a media camera operator for ABC and NBC.

Politico notes that he “has worked for decades as a camera operator on film and television productions, garnering five Emmy nominations for his work on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’”

In September, a Florida man was arrested for trying to extort Gaetz’s family, a scheme he revealed in March.

“What is happening is an extortion of me and my family involving a former Department of Justice official,” he told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“On March 16, my father got a text message demanding a meeting wherein a person demanded $25 million in exchange for making horrible sex trafficking allegations against me go away” Gaetz claimed.

These outrageous claims of extortion were covered by several media outlets as mockery.

This was until Stephen Alford’s arrest in August.

Huelsman has since been released under a $20,000 bail and is due to appear before Pensacola magistrate judges on Friday.

 

 

 

 

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