ShareEmailPrintThursday, June 22, 2017Facebook Threats Against Trump Lead to Edwardsville Man’s ArrestPosted By Danny Wicentowski on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:21 am Photo courtesy of Flickr/Gage SkidmoreA series of unhinged Facebook posts threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump — including a suggestion that Trump needs “a blade in the neck” — has landed an Edwardsville man in jail. According to a federal indictment, Joseph Lynn Pickett’s June 15 Facebook activity so alarmed his former coworkers that they contacted the Secret Service. That brought the scrutiny of Special Agent Vincent Pescitelli, who only needed to scroll through Pickett’s posts to gather the necessary evidence. Pickett, 45, who was arrested last week, is now facing a federal charge for making a threat against the president.
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