Man threatens to gun down CNN staff for 'fake news,' FBI says
A Michigan man is facing federal criminal charges after an FBI investigation alleged he called CNN headquarters multiple times with threats to gun down employees of the network for producing "fake news." Brandon Griesemer, 19, of Novi (MI) on Jan 9 allegedly called a publicly listed contact for CNN. When the operator answered he said, "Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down," according to a criminal complaint. Three minutes later, Griesemer is accused of calling back and making disparaging comments about the network.
While the court documents detail four calls in which specific threats were made, it is estimated that Griesemer called the station 22 times on Jan. 9 and 10. Griesemer, a part-time worker in a grocery store, was arrested Jan 19.
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