Craig Deleeuw Robertson, a 75-year-old Air Force veteran, was killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Provo, Utah. Robertson was apprehended for making threats against President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials through his social media accounts. The FBI’s attempt to arrest Robertson resulted in a deadly confrontation. Previously, Robertson had served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and later worked as a structural steel and welding inspector.
- Military Background: Robertson enlisted in the Air Force on February 2, 1970, and served as a “metalworker helper” for four years or fewer at Chanute Air Force Base.
- Threats Against Officials: He had made threats against President Joe Biden and other federal officials through his Truth Social and Facebook accounts, which led to the FBI attempting to arrest him at his home.
- Shootout and Death: A confrontation occurred during the arrest attempt, resulting in Robertson’s death on Wednesday morning.
- Previous Encounters with FBI: Back in March, Robertson had threatened FBI agents on social media when they approached him to question him about threats against other federal officials.
- Civilian Life and Evidence: In his civilian life, Robertson worked in structural steel and welding inspection before retiring to woodwork. Videos on his social media showed him wearing camouflage netting and holding an M24 sniper weapons system rifle.