The Utah man who threatened to kill President Donald Trump during his visit to the state last month will now have to be held accountable for his vile act. A federal grand jury indicted him on Wednesday.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah said 33-year-old Travis Luke Dominguez was indicted on 11 counts for making threats against Trump, police officers, and people at a Utah bank, movie theater complex, and business.
Dominguez of Midvale, Utah threatened to kill the president on December 4 during Trump’s visit to Salt Lake City. Dominguez also threatened to harm police officers if they ever get in the way to stop him from carrying out his plan of killing Trump. Dominguez message was submitted via the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake’s web tip line.
Dominguez said in his threat: “I’m a Navy SEAL… I woke up and decided to kill president Donald Trump today. Please forgive me and then I will die by suicide by cop.”
He also added that he was going to “kill the sexist, racist, homophobic President Trump today. Nothing you can do to save President Trump nor stop my pigs.”
President was on a visit then to Salt Lake City where he announced plans to scale back the state’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Dominguez also did not stop with just threatening Trump, the U.S. attorney’s office said Dominguez submitted other threats to the Unified Police Department’s web tip line, including three such threats made on December 16, December 24, and Dec. 31 to harm people at a movie complex in South Jordan, Utah.
On his New Year’s Eve tip, Dominguez submitted a tip and said he was going to hurt police officers who responded to the scene.
The U.S. attorney’s office said the threats involved the use of explosives or an active shooter situation. Dominguez was arrested when police saw him near the movie theater.
Each of the 11 counts he’s indicted for is punishable by 10 years in federal prison.
It is not clear if Dominguez has mental issues.