FBI arrest man, 19, who 'threatened mass shooting of CNN employees'

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Brandon Griesemer was arrested for allegedly to shoot and kill CNN employees (Rex)

A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill “fake news” CNN employees.

Brandon Griesemer is said to have called the television news channel 22 times last week to make the death threats, according to CBS46.

According to court documents, the 19-year-old told a CNN operator: “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down.”

The 19-year-old allegedly phoned CNN headquarters in Atlanta 22 times to make threats (Rex)

In another call, he allegedly said: “I’m smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower.

“Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.

“I am coming to Georgia right now to go to the CNN headquarters to f***ing gun every single last one of you.”

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The FBI were called in and were able to trace the call and arrested Griesemer over the threats.

Griesemer, from Michigan, is also accused of making derogatory and racially motivated comments about black people and Muslims in the calls.

CNN said in a statement: “We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception.

Donald Trump kicked CNN reporter Jim Acosta (r) out of the Oval Office last week (Rex)

“We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout, and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people.”

The alleged threats came on the same week that Donald Trump announced that CNN had won most of his ‘Fake News Awards’.

The President also kicked CNN reporter Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office after he was asked about immigration to the United States.