An 18-year-old Ohio youth was arrested after he made online threats to shoot federal law enforcement officers.
After a 6-month investigation into Justin Olsen, FBI agents reportedly found 15 rifles and shotguns, ten pistols, camouflage attire, and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in his bedroom, Fox News reported.
FBI Special Agent Themistocles Tsarnas reported that Olsen threatened federal agents on a social media website called iFunny, Daily Mail reported.
Tsarnas said that the young man was making the comments under the profile name “ArmyofChrist.”
“ArmyOfChrist discussed supporting mass shootings, and assault and or targeting of Planned Parenthood,” Tsarnas said, NBC News reported.
The 18-year-old would make comments on the social media site supporting mass shootings.
“Waco, Ruby Ridge, Vietnam, and Afghanistan are all perfect examples of how easy it is for a small resistance to defy government for a period of time,” Olsen wrote, The Mail reported.
“Hell, even the Oklahoma City bombing, shows that armed resistance is a viable method of political change. There is no legal solution,” Olsen added.
“In conclusion, shoot every federal agent on site.”
in Feb of 2019 FBI-Alaska began researching internet chat room iFunny. Subsequently thereafter iFunny was subpoenaed for user “armyofchrist”
see recently unsealed Affidavit – the SS of the chatroom is …well here you can read the affidavit https://t.co/53vyP0iN6x pic.twitter.com/WcgFFxpD2S
— File411 (@File511) August 13, 2019
The agents then raided—what was reported to be his father’s home—before Olsen told them it was “only a joke.”
His arrest occurred the same week as the Dayton shooting that killed nine people at a nightclub.
Law enforcement was particularly concerned when the young man posted about being accepted into the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in Alabama.
Olsen is currently held in Mahoney County jail.
FBI Arrests Bank Robber Who Handed Teller a Note That Included His Address
The FBI said it found and arrested a bank robber who left his address on a note he handed to a teller during the robbery.
The man, identified as Michael Harrell, 54, walked into a U.S. Bank in Cleveland on Monday, July 29 around 11 a.m. and handed the teller the note ordering them to hand over money, Fox 8 reported.
The teller complied and Harrell left.
But the note included his name and address.
“When the teller took the note, and looked at it and looked at the other side, she saw his name. He had used a note that he had used earlier at the BMV, (Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles) and it had his name on it,” Cleveland FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson told Fox 8.
The teller even used Harrell’s first name when speaking to him after reading the note.
“She actually even referred to him as Michael,” Anderson said. “Gave him the money and called him Michael and then notified law enforcement.”
There was also surveillance footage captured inside the bank. The Cleveland Police Department and the FBI were able to identify and locate the suspect.
Anderson told WOIO on Thursday that Harrell was in policy custody.
Two arrests were made Sunday in connection to these robberies. Thank you to all our law enforcement partners along the East Coast. https://t.co/racyDJPj5i
— FBI Charlotte (@FBICharlotte) July 29, 2019
Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.