Feds: Florida woman threatened to kill agents investigating Capitol riot tip

Feds: Florida woman threatened to kill agents investigating Capitol riot tip

Suzanne Kaye

MIAMI – A Florida woman was arrested on charges she threatened to kill FBI agents who were investigating a tip that she was at the U.S. Capitol during the January insurrection, federal prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Suzanne Kaye, 59, was contacted by the FBI last month but she denied having traveled to Washington. Authorities had received a tip with information Kaye had made Facebook posts saying she was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. However, after reviewing her social media accounts, they had not found anything related.

Kaye posted a video on her Facebook page days after the FBI called her, saying she would not speak to the agents without counsel and that she would exercise her Second Amendment rights and shoot them if they went to her house, the criminal complaint says.

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Prosecutors say the video was also shared on the social media platforms Instagram and TikTok.

Kaye appeared before a judge in West Palm Beach after her arrest on Wednesday. A bond hearing has been scheduled for next week.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida is prosecuting this case.