Feds charge Ohio man with making online threats against law enforcement

Federal prosecutors have charged eighteen year-old, Justin Olsen of Boardman, (Youngstown) Ohio, with making threats against law enforcement following an investigation that focused on his online support for mass shootings, assault, and targeting Planned Parenthood.

According to the Vindicator:

“FBI and Mahoning County investigators found more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition and camouflaged clothing and backpacks, as well as 15 assault-style rifles and shotguns inside a large gun vault at the Oak Ridge Drive home of 18-year-old Justin Olsen, according to a federal affidavit filed Monday.”

Under the username “ArmyOfChrist,” Olsen had discussed the ”1993 federal siege of the Branch Davidians compound in Waco, Texas,” on an internet meme site called, iFunny.com. He stated that federal agents “slaughtered families” and encouraged other readers to “shoot every federal agent on-sight.”

In other posts, Olsen encouraged people not to obey gun laws because “they’re fucking stupid,” and to stock up on all items that could eventually be banned.

FBI agents in Alaska traced his email address back to the Youngstown area and arrested him on August 7. Olsen has admitted to posting the threats but claimed it was a joke.

On Monday, a federal judge denied Olsen bail. He remains in the Mahoning jail at least until his next hearing on Friday.

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