Tension in US as man threatens to kill Donald Trump ahead of inauguration
- Dominic Puopolo has been arrested by the Miami Beach police
- Puopolo was arrested for threatening to kill Donald Trump
- The 51-year-old man is being held without bail
Dominic Puopolo, 51, is being held without bail in Miami on charges of threatening harm against a public servant.
The 51-year-old man was arrested by Miami Beach police Tuesday for allegedly threatening President-elect Donald Trump online.
Puopolo is a member of a prominent northeast family close to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Daily Mail reports that he once gave $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
Suspect Dominic Puopolo Jr., 51, sat near Hillary Clinton when she delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Puopolo's mother, Sonia, who died in one of the jets that flew into the World Trade Center on 9-11.
During that eulogy on Oct. 6, 2001 in Boston, the former presidential candidate referred to 'Dom Jr.'s latest computer wizardry.'
The 'wizard' is now being held in a Miami-Dade County jail after using Twitter to threaten Trump's life.
Trump is scheduled to be sworn in Friday in Washington, D.C. as Puopolo remains incarcerated on a charge of threatening to harm a public servant.
Puopolo reportedly admitted to posting a video to Twitter, saying: 'This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/ inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President elect Trump today.'
He was nabbed after leaving a Washington Avenue Subway sandwich shop about 4 p.m. Tuesday.