“The FBI and DHS have observed an increase in threats to federal law enforcement and to a lesser extent other law enforcement and government officials following the FBI’s recent execution of a search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida," the document, dated Friday, reads, according to one official.
The bulletin, which advises that such threats are occurring online, was sent out of an abundance of caution, the officials said.
A third law enforcement official said the five-page document states that such threats are appearing across multiple platforms, “including social media sites, web forums, video sharing platforms and image boards.”.
The bulletin cites an incident in which a man fired a nail gun into the FBI Cincinnati field office as one of the attacks on federal law enforcement, the law enforcement officials said.
The man, whom two law enforcement sources identified as Ricky Shiffer, died in a confrontation with police.
He appeared to have recently posted online about his desire to kill FBI agents shortly after the search.
Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich was dismissive of details in the documents in a statement Friday, calling the search “outrageous” and a “botched raid. »