NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Federal agents arrested on Tuesday a Queens man for allegedly making online threats against elected officials, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Authorities cuffed a man identified as Brendan Hunt at his apartment at 6408 Gates Avenue in Ridgewood following a raid by the FBI. Federal law enforcement continued executing a search warrant at his home.
Hunt is a court reporter employed full-time by the New York State Office of Court Administration.
According to the criminal complaint complaint, below, Hunt believed President Donald Trump's widely disputed claims of a "rigged election" and wanted to exact revenge on Democrats involved in the process, including Pelosi, Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez.
"Start up the firing squads, mow down these commies, and lets take america back," Hunt wrote in a December Facbook post. It also called for "public execution" of those officials.
Another post in December addressed the "lockdown" and encouraged others who disagreed with the rules to "go after a high value target." Again, he cited Pelosi, Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, documents show.
According to officials, Hunt was not present during the riots at the Capitol on January 6.