Utah man arrested for threatening to kill Trump during his visit to Salt Lake

In this Dec. 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump stands with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (left) and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah (center) after arriving at the Ronald R Wright National Air Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Dec. 4, 2017 | Photo by Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via The Associated Press, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Utah man has been indicted for allegedly making death threats against President Donald Trump, law enforcement and others.

A grand jury returned an 11-count indictment Wednesday accusing 33-year-old Travis Luke Dominguez, of Midvale, of making threats to kill Trump during the president’s visit to Utah last month when he scaled back the Bear’s Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.


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The indictment Wednesday also accused Dominguez of threatening to kill police officers if they tried to stop him and of using the internet to maliciously convey false information involving threats to other people and businesses in Utah.

Each count carries a maximum possible sentence of 10 years.

On Dec. 4, during Trump’s visit to Utah, Dominguez allegedly told law enforcement he planned to kill Trump and any police who tried to stop him.

“I’m a Navy SEAL,” the indictment quoted Dominguez as saying. “I woke up and decided going to kill the president Donald Trump today. Please forgive me and then I will die by suicide by cop.”

The indictment went on to quote Dominguez as saying:

I’m going to kill the sexist racist homophobic President Trump today. Nothing you can do to save President Trump nor stop me pigs.

Dominguez utilized FBI and Unified Police Department internet tip lines when he reportedly began making his threats Nov. 13.

The federal indictment outlines seven instances where Dominguez reportedly sent anonymous tips to either to be carried out by him or someone else to explode or shoot up different businesses, including a South Jordan movie theater, a Midvale sporting goods store and a Sandy bank.

Authorities began tracking Dominguez after linking his email address to the public WiFi used to send in the threats. Dominguez was arrested New Year’s Eve near the South Jordan Megaplex Theater, which he had allegedly threatened to bomb.

Dominguez is scheduled to make his initial appearance Thursday in federal court before Magistrate Judge Paul Warner.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • comments January 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I wouldn’t feel bad if it happened. I might even buy a little cake to celebrate.

    • mesaman January 4, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      Note to investigators; FBI and Secret Service. “Comments”, who has several other aliases will probably present a not guilty by reason of insanity plea so bring a net and some guys wearing whites.

      • Utahguns January 5, 2018 at 7:03 am

        Wouldn’t be suprised at all if comments is already on their radar.
        Your computer leaves a lot more “footprints” than the average person knows.

        • comments January 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

          Well, me and about half the country or at least several million people are on their radar then. This donald creature may very well become the most hated pres of all time. The donald’s sexual escapades probably make old Bill clinton’s look like small potatos in comparison.

          Just something of interest: If any of you have seen the ‘back to the future’ movies there is a kind of funny thing where it predicts the donald becoming pres. Let’s see if i can find a like

          https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2015/10/21/believe-back-future-predicted-trumps-run/74359844/

          • John January 5, 2018 at 11:56 am

            Keep smoking that meth…you get funnier and funnier every time you post..Do you see unicorns when you try to sleep? Trump live in your head much? hahahahahahaha! get over it already! You look like a fool chasing those windmills !

          • comments January 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

            Oh John, did you just turn 12? or do you just suffer from diminished mental capacity?

          • John January 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

            Hey comments. you out on bail again?.. Get your head out of your butt and see reality for a change. I’m not the one with mental issues..you are the one with Trump Derangement Syndrome..and it’s quite entertaining! It is funny that Trump just gets to live in your head rent free.. You are such an obedient little liberal sheep.. Don’t forget to bring cookies to your next antifa meeting. The other children will enjoy them before their afternoon nappy.

  • bikeandfish January 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    We are a democracy founded on the principle of peaceful transfer of power. Threatening the president or rejoicing in possible violence to the POTUS is fundamentally undemocratic, no matter their partisan affiliation. Its as true for Trump as it was for Obama.

  • DB January 4, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    His Lawyer will probably use the insanity card. Sounds like he ‘planned’ quite a lot of things in his mind besides Trump’s demise.

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