Illinois man accused of threatening inauguration violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago man has been arrested on a federal charge that he threatened to take the lives of President-elect Joseph Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a news release that Louis Capriotti was arrested Tuesday near his Chicago Heights home on a charge of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

Prosecutors accuse Capriotti of leaving a threatening voicemail for a member of Congress on Dec. 29, days before a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters smashed their way into the U.S. Capitol.