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Robert William Simet Pott County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

According to the court documents, the employees told the FBI that Simet said that if he went to the event he would take “everybody with him,” which they took to mean that he would kill people. The FBI says one of the employees recalled that Simet said, “everyone in the government needs to be killed off. Specifically, all Congress members should be killed.”

Simet will be transferred to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a July 11 court appearance. He’s charged with threatening to assault a federal official.

No comment was available from the public defender assigned to represent him.

FBI Omaha Special Agent in Charge Randall Thysse said in a statement that “the safety of our elected officials is something that cannot be taken lightly,” and he thanked those people who reported the matter to authorities.