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Cops: Man Arrested for Election Night Tweet: 'My Life Goal Is to Assassinate Trump'


An Ohio man was interrogated by federal officials last week after allegedly tweeting threats to President-elect Donald Trump.

As it was becoming clear that Trump would be the winner of early Wednesday, authorities said Zachary Benson of Cleveland posted that he wanted to "bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas."

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"My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don't care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease existing," Benson wrote, according to a criminal complaint that was unsealed Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, Benson apologized and told members of the U.S. Secret Service that he realized he'd gone too far when he woke up later Wednesday and then deleted the tweets.

Benson said he was "just frustrated thinking about how President-elect Trump's policies" could affect his job, according to the complaint.

Benson turned himself in Thursday and made his first appearance in front of a judge on Monday. He's charged with making a threat to a successor to the presidency.

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A message left with Benson's attorney by InsideEdition.com was not immediately returned.

Benson's case is among dozens of examples of unrest that have made headlines since Donald Trump surprised the world with his victory over Hillary Clinton after a campaign that was often characterized as Islamophobic, misogynistic and anti-immigrant. 

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