Federal prosecutors on Monday charged an 18-year-old in Ohio with making threats against law enforcement, following a six-month investigation that revealed he voiced his support online of mass shootings and lived in a house with 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, reports Fox 8 Cleveland.
Justin Olsen was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged for making threats to law enforcement.
According to Fox 8:
Olsen used the handle “ArmyOfChrist” as his moniker on iFunny, a website where people can posts memes, photos and statements on a variety of topics. There, he told fellow users that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood, according to an affidavit written by FBI agent Themistocles Tsarnas.
The threats included a June 2 discussion about the Branch Dividians in Waco, Texas, officials say. In 1993, cult leader David Koresh and many of his followers were killed following a standoff and raid by state and federal law enforcement.
Olsen wrote, “in conclusion, shoot every federal agent on sight,” according to the affidavit.
Olsen also posted statements such as “don’t comply with gun laws, stock up on stuff they could ban. In fact, go out of your way to break these laws, they’re f—–g stupid,” the affidavit says.
He also wrote “Hell, even the Oklahoma City bombing shows that armed resistance is a viable method of political change. There is no legal solution,” according to the affidavit, a reference to Timothy McVeigh, who is responsible for the largest domestic terrorism attack in U.S. history. McVeigh.
Agents met with Justin Olsen, who gave written consent for a search of his car and bedroom, according to a probable cause warrant.
Upon entering Olsen’s father’s house on August 7th, agents saw 300 rounds of ammunition on the stairway leading to the second floor.
In another bedroom, they found rifle cases, thousands of rounds of ammunition, camouflage clothing and camouflaged backpacks, along with a large gun vault, the affidavit states. Inside the vault were AR-15-style rifles and shotguns.