According to reports, a Florida man accused of trying to slash a Walmart employee with scissors now faces federal charges after threatening President Donald Trump while he was being arrested.
On July 8th, Mohammed Omar Haji Mohammed tried to slash a Walmart employee during a disagreement at the customer service desk, then yelled threats in Arabic.
The threats included: “We are coming for you Trump. We are coming for you with knives. Allah will send angels to destroy you.” and “l need Trump cut. I want to cut, two portions.”
Mohammed also made threatening posts on Facebook, one of which said: “Whoever knows why I came to America wait for the urgent news on television screens and victory is from Allah.”
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:
Mohammed had made suspicious Facebook posts about doing something that would be newsworthy. Those posts caught the attention of an anonymous tipster who let authorities know two days before the Walmart incident that Mohammed seemed to be poised to take some action and had recently been fired from his job at a local Quickies restaurant.
The tipster, according to the Secret Service, said Mohammad at been “acting strange” and had “become more withdrawn” since losing his job.
One Mohammed Facebook post read: “Whoever knows why I came to America wait for the urgent news on television screens and victory is from Allah.”
Federal agents confirmed Mohammed’s identity and had translated his Facebook posts. Then he appeared at the Walmart, where he was charged with aggravated assault, battery against a police officer and disorderly conduct. No injuries were reported in that altercation, which included police use of a Taser to subdue him.
It was only after the Secret Service reviewed the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s body camera video of the Walmart confrontation that he was charged last Friday with making the threats against Trump.