Justin Olsen Biography
Justin Olsen was taken into custody on August 7 after prosecutors say he threatened to assault a federal law enforcement officer on the social media website iFunny, where users can post memes, photos, and statements on a number of topics.
I am both thankful this was caught in time and speechless because DAMN…he was an army of one and only 18 years old. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!?
Justin Olsen Age
He is 18 years old.
Justin Olsen Arrested
FBI: Justin Olsen Arrested for Threatening Massacre Had 10,000 Rounds of Ammo. HOW THE HELL DID FBI HAVE INTEL ON THIS MANIAC AND NOT THE OTHER GUYS? I’m having thoughts that the FBI. SEEMS THEY ARE A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT. PUTIN/ Drumpf team work? https://t.co/Iggt5FNQjd
— deb carlisle (@debdcarlisle) August 14, 2019
Authorities arrested Olsen as he walked from his home to his car. He made an initial appearance in front of a magistrate judge Monday, with preliminary and detention hearings scheduled for Friday.
His arrest came within the same week that Connor Betts opened fire in a nightlife district of Dayton, in Dayton Mass shooting killing nine and injuring numerous others.
Justin Olsen Arrested For Threatening Law Enforcement After Posting Support For Mass Shootings. The 18-year-old boy from Ohio was arrested after allegedly making posts on meme website iFunny. #News https://t.co/Kw10TgHqVi
— INQUISITR (@theinquisitr) August 13, 2019
Under the handle ‘ArmyOfChrist’, the teenager also bragged to fellow users of how he supported mass shootings, admired the culprits and said he condoned attacks on Planned Parenthood, an FBI affidavit states.
One of the specified threats related to a discussion thread on June 2, centered on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, where cult leader David Koresh and his 80 disciples were killed in a 1993 raid that lasted for 51 days.
Justin Olsen Recovered Weapons
How does an 18 year old afford “15 rifles, some of which were assault-style, as well as 10 semi-automatic pistols and an estimated 10,000 rounds of ammunition”? Justin Olsen also had a machete in the trunk of his car. https://t.co/26eU7Iy0Zn
— ⚡️Kathy E Gill (@kegill) August 14, 2019
During a search of Olsen’s father’s home on August 7, they found thousands of rounds of ammunition, in addition to camouflage clothing, camouflage backpacks and a large gun vault.
Inside the vault were AR-15 style rifles and shotguns, police said. In total, 15 rifles – some of which were assault-style – and 10 semi-automatic pistols were found.
A machete was also discovered in the trunk of Olsen’s car, documents show.
Justin Olsen Charged
charged with making vile threats against federal agents online was arrested last week at a home filled with 25 guns and more than 10,000 rounds of ammo, authorities have revealed.
Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Boardman, Ohio man, Justin Olsen, with: making threats against law enforcement, voicing his support online of mass shootings and lived in a house with 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, records show.https://t.co/pmpdKTcIy1
— queertardo (@queertardo) August 14, 2019
Justin Olsen ‘ArmyOfChrist’
https://t.co/QZQBSWLYfh: Using the handle “ArmyOfChrist” on iFunny, Justin Olsen told fellow users that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood, according to an affidavit written by FBI agent Themistocles Tsarnas. https://t.co/oiuCqUxFUu
— Danny Eldredge (@danielgeldredge) August 13, 2019
Under the handle ‘ArmyOfChrist’, the teenager also bragged to fellow users of how he supported mass shootings, admired the culprits and said he condoned attacks on Planned Parenthood, an FBI affidavit states
Olsen also told his followers to ‘stock up’ on guns that he believed federal bodies may outlaw in the future, and expressed his admiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, saying that the domestic terrorist, who was executed in 2001, was proof that ‘armed resistance is a viable method of political change. ‘There’s no legal solution,’ according to the affidavit.
Justin Olsen created a Discord server for his iFunny subscribers where he allegedly threatened to kill federal officers.View Entire Post https://t.co/7jlOrtIFsl
— Keto4Energy (@Keto4Energy) August 14, 2019
His account ‘ArmyOfChrist’, which authorities traced back to him through an email address attached to the account, was first investigated by FBI agents in Alaska because of posts that supported and encouraged violence.
Authorities determined his posts seemed to be ‘politically motivated’. They became particularly concerned when he posted about being accepted into a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in Alabama.
Ohio Justin Olsen(18) posted he would “…shoot every agent on sight,” in a discussion about Waco stand off in 93. August 7th, agents found 10,000 rounds of ammunition, 15 rifles & shotguns & 10 semi-automatic pistols. He was arrested for threatening to assault a federal agent. pic.twitter.com/DLQwc55iPa
— THE CONNET (@THEAlleyeceeing) August 13, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Justin Olsen was charged with making online threats against federal agents and was arrested at a home filled with guns and a huge stockpile of ammunition
- Court documents say Justin Olsen also wrote that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood
- Federal prosecutors say Olsen has been under investigation since February, but they decided to act now because of recent mass shootings across the U.S.
- Court documents say Olsen told the FBI during his arrest that the comments were only a joke
- Agents seized 15 rifles, 10 semi-automatic pistols and roughly 10,000 rounds of ammunition during the arrest