Feds Arrest 18 Year Old For Online Threats About Shootings, Find 25 Guns

FBI Agents arrested Justin Olsen for threatening a federal agent and seized 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammo.

Boardman, OH – An Ohio teen was arrested after Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in Alaska discovered he had been posting threats against federal law enforcement on social media.

The investigation began in February when FBI agents saw posts by 18-year-old Justin Olsen on the social media site iFunny, WKBN reported.

FBI Special Agent Themistocles Tsarnas wrote in an affidavit that Olsen, under the username “ArmyOfChrist,” discussed supporting mass shootings and wrote about targeting Planned Parenthood, according to Cleveland.com.

Court documents showed that one of the posts said “Hell, even the Oklahoma City bombing shows that armed resistance is a viable method of political change. There is no legal solution.”

Olsen also encouraged others to go out of their way to break gun laws and to “stock up on stuff they could ban.”

FBI agents said ArmyOfChrist’s followers increased to 4,400 in March.

In June, Olsen threatened federal officers while discussing the 1993 siege in Waco, Texas online, WKBN reported.

Court documents said that he wrote “In conclusion, shoot every federal agent on sight.”

Agents were able to trace Olsen’s iFunny account back to a computer in Boardman in July using the email address, WKBN reported.

Olsen was arrested at his father’s home on Oakridge Drive on Aug. 7.

Court documents showed that agents found and seized 25 guns from inside a large gun vault, including 10 semi-automatic handguns and 15 AR-15 style rifles and shotguns, Cleveland.com reported.

They also found more than more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, along with camouflage clothing and backpacks, in the house.

Agents searched the trunk of Olsen’s car and found a machete, Cleveland.com reported.

Olsen’s mother’s home on Presidential Court was also searched, and agents removed computers, cell phones, guns, and any hate-related literature that they found, according to WKBM.

Agents said that Olsen claimed he was joking when he posted the violent comments on social media.

Court documents showed that when discussing the Waco comments with agents, Olsen said his remarks were “a hyperbolic conclusion based on the results of the Waco siege… where the ATF slaughtered families,” Cleveland.com reported.

Olsen was taken to the Mahoning County jail and charged with threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer, according to Cleveland.com.

He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Youngstown on Monday and was held without bond pending a hearing on Friday, WKBM reported.

“Urging people to shoot federal agents is never acceptable,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement. “This defendant had access to an arsenal and we take his threats very seriously.”

Comments (59)
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Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Catastrophic Parental Failure, how the heck did he amass 25 GUNS without the parents knowing???

Annabanannabobanna
Annabanannabobanna

Those weren't his guns. He's 18. They used his teenaged angst to perform a gun grab on the family. This, my dears, IS Communism.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I wonder when a great time to start profiling individuals like this would be?

Hunter Riley
Hunter Riley

That kid looks 15, not 25,:...two things need to happen, give him 10 years in jail with daily pshychiatric care

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Read the article again. He’s 18.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I think he has a very good chance of either not being charged, or getting off. Given the context, this doesn't sound like a true threat and it doesn't sound like an imminent incitement.

For those interested in reading more about the tension between threats and free speech, please see the following: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/08/should-the-north-carolina-gun-store-billboard-targeting-the-squad-be-unconstitutional/

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is hard to comment on at the same time agents have to take seriously the kid needs help I think his corn bread isn't done in the middle

RPG156
RPG156

How possible is it that those guns in the vault belonged to his Dad??

mousegun
mousegun

Obviously the guns belong to his dad, who I'm sure is pissed, and the article doesn't say he had access, only that they found them in a gun vault. See this is what happens when law enforcement officials (meaning upper brass) and the media let antifa get away with violent behavior. Now these kids with extreme views on the other side think this is how political differences are hashed out. The mistake this kid made was having conservative views. Antifa members threaten law enforcement and ice officials all the time but we don't hear about their parents homes being invaded... it's the typical double standard of the left.

VanillaGorilla71
VanillaGorilla71

This soy boy, incel has the full force of FBI brought down upon him for threatening agents, yet The President of the United States is threatened by these washed up un-intelligent celebrities that no one cares about Krappy Griffith Snoop Douche and all the brain washed, indoctrinated, American hating, jelly head, liberal, CNN, MSNBC watchers and nothing happens. Why ?

NomonK
NomonK

Were all those funs owned by this young man? Were there not any more males in the house? Maybe some of them were his mothers. Over the years I bought 10 - 15 guns for my wife. They were hers I could never claim one of them after I gave them to her. I am very concerned with the new RED FLAG LAWS being discussed. It's a means to take guns without a true due process.

DarkWindChaser
DarkWindChaser

and yet people blame guns for violence?? never has made sense to me.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

What an idiot...Thank you law enforcement for saving us from what would have been another national disaster!!!

blujn
blujn

What a sweetheart! Why would anyone suspect he was up to no good?

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

So how does an 18 year old kid get all these guns? Which only proves that these gun control laws the liberals want won't do shit but disarm honest Americans We need to protect our 2nd amendment rights

HonestC
HonestC

Whoa! One look at that kid's face and you can tell there is no conscience behind those eyes. He doesn't look as if he has a moral compass of any sort.

badlandsnative
badlandsnative

Have to understand how much support he may have had from his parents, We don't know.. All I know is this little %&6*^% should never be near a firearm ever again and if found with one spend a lot of time in the big house. Yes a good use of Red Flag Law.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Useless little far whacko right wing authority hating POS. Info wars finest.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

When this kid gets out, he’s going to get his ass beat by the town kids. That is unless If he don’t turn into a sissy or a turd burglar himself while in jail in the meantime.

bill fuse
bill fuse

Ok he did wrong. Most all agree that threatening a Federal Agent is unlawful. So why doesn’t her madammm congresswoman in jail - for last yr stating to follow, to do harm, to make their lives miserable...to politicians with different beliefs. Is that not a threat? Just saying...equality under the Law....Hmmmm