An grand jury indictment issued in April but revealed Wednesday by the Washington D.C. branch of the U.S. District Court, charges a man with threatening to kill left-leaning Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, according to a report by Politico.
The five-count indictment of Nicholas Bukoski also charges him with intending to harm participants in the “March for Our Lives” rally for gun control held on March 24 at the capital’s National Mall. The rally was organized by the teenage survivors of February’s mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The indictment was filed under seal to avoid letting Bukoski know that federal agents were pursuing him, according to a court filing.
“One the bench warrant issues, law enforcement will begin to investigate ways in which to secure the arrest of the defendant,” wrote U.S. Attorney Jesse Liu in April, as reported by Politico. “The public disclosure of the Indictment at this time could jeopardize future plans to secure the Defendant’s arrest, because such disclosure could result in alerting the defendant of the warrant.”
Bukoski is charged with two counts of threatening to assault or murder members of Congress and three counts of transmitting threats via interstate commerce.