FBI arrests man who allegedly threatened to kill Pelosi

The FBI said Tuesday it has arrested a Georgia man in Washington, D.C., who allegedly threatened to kill Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOklahoma man who videotaped himself with his feet on desk in Pelosi's office during Capitol riot released on bond House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot With another caravan heading North, a closer look at our asylum law MORE (D-Calif.).

An arrest warrant obtained by Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL-TV revealed that a man identified as Cleveland Meredith was accused of sending several text messages to friends and family referencing a desire to harm Pelosi, as well as statements indicating that he was bringing a gun and ammunition to Washington, D.C.

In at least one text allegedly sent by Meredith and discovered on his phone by FBI agents, the sender talks about "putting a bullet in her noggin' on Live TV," referring to the Speaker.


The Speaker's office did not immediately return a request for comment on Meredith's arrest. The Democratic House leader and other members of Congress have faced threats of violence amid the certification of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE's victory in the November election, which occurred last week after a massive violent riot overtook the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers to hide in secure areas for hours.

Dozens have been arrested so far in connection with the violence, which left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE has faced calls for his resignation or removal over the incident, which occurred after the president urged his supporters at a rally outside the White House to walk down to the Capitol and pressure Republican lawmakers to overturn his election defeat.