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Man charged for threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris

James Dale Reed approached a house with Biden/Harris campaign signs and left a letter detailing graphic threats.

James Dale Reed Frederick Police

The U.S. Secret Service has charged a Maryland man for threatening the lives of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and all of their supporters.

According to the Baltimore Sun, James Dale Reed reportedly wrote a letter detailing his plans to kidnap and kill the Democratic presidential candidate and his running mate. In the handwritten note, he claimed he will “severely beat” Biden to “the point of death” and will not only shoot, but sexually assault Harris. As for the supporters of the Biden/Harris duo, he claimed they will be “targeted.”

“We have a list of homes and addresses by your election signs. We are the ones with these scary guns, we are the ones your children have nightmares about. The Boogeymen coming in the night,” the letter read.

“We will not let Biden/Harris turn our country into a communist wasteland,” the letter continued. “... For the grand end, they (Biden and Harris) will be executed on national television. I would prefer CNN, then every Biden/Harris supporter will understand what the 2nd Amendment is all about. If Biden/Harris want a war, then they will get one.”

Reed delivered the letter to a house with Biden/Harris signs on the lawn. He was identified and arrested after being caught by the home’s security cameras.

Reed initially denied writing the letter, but came clean after being asked to submit a handwriting sample and fingerprints. According to documents, he said he wrote the letters because he is “upset with the political situation” in the U.S. He clarified he doesn’t know the homeowner and only left the letter at that particular house as it was the first residence he noticed with Biden/Harris signs.

Reed — who threatened someone under the Secret Service’s protection back in 2014 — faces federal charges of threatening a major candidate and state charges of threatening mass violence and voter intimidation. He is currently being held without bail.

U.S Dept of Justice

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