PROVO, UTAH—On Monday, August 14, Sandra Barker, the media representative for the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office, sent an updated statement regarding the August 9, officer involved shooting of the individual who allegedly threatened President Joe Biden.
“The FBI continues to review an agent-involved shooting which occurred around 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, in Provo, Utah. The incident began when special agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants on 75-year-old Craig Deeleuw Robertson at his home for threats to elected officials and law enforcement officers. Robertson resisted arrest and as agents attempted to take him into custody, he pointed a .357 revolver at them. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force officers seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s Inspection Division. We have no further details to provide at this time.”
Use of Force Policy: “The FBI adheres to the DOJ Policy on Use of Deadly Force, adopted May 20, 2022. Law enforcement officers and correctional officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force only, when necessary, that is, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person. The policy can be found on DOJ’s website.
On Wednesday, August 9, at approximately 6:15 a.m., a FBI agent reportedly shot and killed Craig Robertson, after allegedly threatening President Joe Biden through online posts. Robertson was killed at his home when FBI agents served a pre-dawn warrant to search Robertson’s property. There are no reports indicating that he retaliated against FBI officers while they were executing a search warrant.
On August 9, at approximately 4:25 p.m., President Biden flew on Air Force One into Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base adjacent to Salt Lake City International Airport.
On August 8, the Daily Mail first reported the following threat posted on social media by Robertson. “I hear Biden is coming to Utah. Digging out my hold Ghillie suit and cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle.”
Reports indicate that Robertson had made threats on his social media account against, President, Joe Biden. Robertson was under investigation since April for previous threats made against Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the Manhattan, New York District Attorney, Alvin Bragg.
On August 9, Canyon News reached out to the FBI regarding the shooting death of Craig Robertson. Sandra Barker responded with this initial statement.
“The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting which occurred around 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, in Provo, Utah. The incident began when special agents attempted to serve arrest and search warrants at a residence. The subject is deceased. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s Inspection Division. As this is an ongoing matter, we have no further details to provide.”