A Chicago woman was detained on Monday for allegedly threatening to murder Donald Trump and his youngest son Barron Trump via email, according to the US attorney's office in the city.
Earlier this month, a formal complaint was filed against 41-year-old Tracy Marie Fiorenza in the US district court for the southern district of Florida, as The Guardian reported.
“I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” Fiorenza allegedly wrote in an email in May, according to the complaint.
Days later, court documents allege that Fiorenza, 41, again emailed the unnamed school official, "I am going to slam a bullet in Baron Trump's head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!"
The email was addressed to the head of an educational institution who has not been named in Palm Beach County, which is located in southern Florida and is also the location of Trump's principal property, which is the Mar-a-Lago resort, club, and residential complex in Palm Beach.
According to the lawsuit, the lady reportedly threatened President Trump and his son in another email that she wrote in June.
A senior law enforcement official said Fiorenza has been "on the U.S. Secret Service's radar for several years." And recently, the "nature of her threats escalated to become more specific," according to CBS News.
"Her family has expressed concern to law enforcement about her potential for violence," a senior law enforcement official said. "She has struggled chronically with her mental health and recently reported stopping taking her prescribed medication."
President Trump is running for re-election in 2024. Barron Trump is the son of Trump and his wife, Melania, and he is 17 years old.
It was not possible to get in touch with a representative from Fiorenza right away for comment.
In recent years, there has been an increase in political violence as well as threats in the increasingly politicized United States. According to research that was published by Reuters earlier this month, such violence has reached its highest level since the 1970s.
Donald Trump is currently the defendant in a number of criminal and civil legal cases in the states of New York, Washington, Florida, and Georgia.
In addition to running for the nomination of the Republican party for president in 2024, when he hopes to return to the White House after being defeated by Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump is also currently seeking the nomination of the Republican party for president in 2024.
He is going to have to defend himself in many lawsuits, with the first one, which will focus on his commercial interests, taking place in October.