Georgia man arrested on charges of threatening to kill Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
A Georgia man was arrested on charges of threatening to kill Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia confirmed on Friday.
Sean Patrick Cirillo, of Macon, has been charged with using his phone to threaten Greene, R-Ga., and her staff.
The news was first reported by CNN.
According to senior law enforcement sources, Cirillo allegedly called Greene’s office twice on Wednesday, threatening to kill her.
Cirillo was arrested by the FBI and is behind bars, pending his first appearance in federal court on Monday.
In a recording of a call shared by Greene’s office with NBC News, the caller said, “You don’t think it’s going to happen when you are out of power?” and “You don’t think you are going to get payback?”
Greene thanked law enforcement in a statement on Friday, saying they “acted swiftly in response to this murderous threat.”
“From Rome City Police, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Capitol Police, the House Sergeant at Arms, and ultimately the FBI who made the arrest, every official acted quickly to put this man behind bars,” Greene said.