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Chicago-area woman arrested after she allegedly threatened to shoot Trump, son Barron

 August 23, 2023

A Chicago-area woman has been arrested on allegations of sending threatening emails to former President Donald Trump and his son Barron.

Fox News reported that federal agents took Tracy Marie Fiorenza, 41, into custody on Monday. She is accused of transmitting threats to kill or injure.

Details of the threatening emails

Federal prosecutors in a criminal complaint revealed that Fiorenza sent emails with threats to shoot both the former President and his son.

One such email dated May 21 was addressed to the head of an educational institution in Palm Beach, Florida. In it, Fiorenza stated:

I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!

Another email from Fiorenza on June 5 conveyed a similar sentiment.

She mentioned her intent to "slam a bullet" into Barron Trump "with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!" This information comes from an affidavit submitted by a U.S. Secret Service agent.

Connection to an educational institution

The emails were allegedly sent to an educational institution in the Florida town, where Donald Trump's primary residence is located.

However, neither the headmaster nor the school receiving the emails was identified in the charging documents.

It remains unclear if Fiorenza has legal representation. As of now, no attorney is listed for her on the federal docket.

CBS News Chicago highlighted that Fiorenza made her first appearance in the U.S. District Court in the WinCity on Monday afternoon.

The court mandated that she must appear in the district court in Florida to address the charges.

Fiorenza's threats and mental health concerns highlighted by officials

On June 14, 2023, Secret Service agents in Chicago spoke with her, as court documents indicate. During this conversation, she confessed to composing the alarming emails from her residence in Illinois.

A high-ranking officer mentioned that Fiorenza has been monitored by the U.S. Secret Service for a long time. Lately, her threats have grown more direct and detailed.

The same officer added:

Her family has expressed concern to law enforcement about her potential for violence. She has struggled chronically with her mental health and recently reported stopping taking her prescribed medication.

Upcoming court proceedings

A judge will determine the mode of Fiorenza's transfer to Florida during a hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Agents had previously interviewed Fiorenza at the agency’s Chicago field office on June 14.

During this interview, she was presented with copies of the incriminating emails.

The affidavit further specifies that Fiorenza resides in Plainfield, Illinois, a suburb located southwest of Chicago.

Public reaction and concerns

The news of the threats against a former president and his son has raised concerns among the public. Threats against political figures, especially of this nature, are taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies.

The U.S. Secret Service, responsible for the protection of the president and his immediate family, is actively involved in the investigation.

Fiorenza will have the opportunity to defend herself in court. The upcoming court proceedings will shed more light on the motivations behind the alleged threats and the evidence against her.


  • A woman from Chicago, Tracy Marie Fiorenza, has been arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails to former President Donald Trump and his son Barron.
  • The emails contained threats to shoot both individuals.
  • Fiorenza made her initial court appearance in Chicago and will face charges in Florida.
  • The U.S. Secret Service is actively involved in the investigation.
  • The case underscores the seriousness with which threats against political figures are treated.