DALTON, Ga. — A Macon man is now facing charges after he called Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s office and threatened to kill her, according to her office.
Video of the call shared with Channel 2 Action News: The man can be heard claiming he has a sniper rifle and is going to shoot the Republican congresswoman in the head.
In the call, he claims to be a major donor before launching into a profanity-laden tirade.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
“I’m going to kill her next week. I will murder her,” he said. “Don’t you think you’ll get a refund? You will die. Your family will die.”
Rep. Greene’s office identified the caller as 34-year-old Sean Patrick Cirillo.
The congresswoman released a statement Thursday saying Cirillo had been arrested.
“I want to thank every single member of law enforcement who responded quickly to this murderous threat. From the Rome Metropolitan Police Department, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Capitol Police, the House Sergeant-at-Arms, to the FBI who made the arrest, all officials acted quickly to put this man behind bars. “
She goes on to say that she receives death threats “almost daily” and that this “should never be tolerated.”
Rep. Greene added that she had to close her district office in Dalton.
She became the second Republican congresswoman from Georgia this week to have her district office closed after threats of violence.
Rep. Rich McCormick announced earlier this week that he was temporarily closing his district office in Cumming after receiving “serious threats of violence” against his staff there.
There is no information on when Rep. Greene’s or McCormick’s offices will reopen.
[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]
IN OTHER NEWS:
This browser does not support the video element.