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Marine Corps vet vowed to shoot white people in chilling threats that promised ‘OD on adrenaline’: FBI

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A black Marine Corps vet went on a hate-filled screed for months, threatening to “cause chaos” by shooting white victims and aiming to “become a serial killer,” federal prosecutors said.

Joshua Cobb, 23, of Trenton, New Jersey, wrote a series of online posts and text messages in which he vowed to shoot white people and boasted that he would “probably overdose on my own adrenaline after the tenth body was taken down.” , according to the US Attorney’s Office. in New Jersey said in a news release Monday.

“It’s all a game and you’re all going to die,” Cobb allegedly wrote in a text message last year. “I currently lack the resources necessary to kill as many people as I plan to, but one day I will have the available resources (financing) to purchase the proper weapons for my killings.”

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Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said ex-Marine Joshua Cobb has threatened to kill white people online for months. Kyle Mazza/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

In a social media post on December 17, 2022, Cobb reportedly said he had selected targets for armed attacks.

“I haven’t chosen an exact date, but I’m going to make sure it’s close to a major holiday for their race,” prosecutors said. “I already have a location in mind that I’ve visited over the past year and I’m sure no one there is armed to stop me from spraying them on the ground.”

According to an 11-page federal complaint filed Friday, Cobb was questioned by federal agents and admitted to writing the messages and detailed locations he selected for the attacks.

These included a Jersey Strong gym and an Aldi supermarket in Robbinsville in Mercer County.

“My rampage will take place soon,” he warned in May 2023, the FBI said. “I plan to continue collecting the necessary equipment needed for the implementation. Once all the equipment is in, time will tell. You will all die.”

Cobb, who was stationed with the force in California, wrote the first post on social media in December 2022 and continued posting online under the name “1dayUsuffer,” including on TikTok, and in numerous text messages for more than a year. complaint said.

In one message he said a crossbow was: “My weapon of choice to kill them.”

Last month, federal investigators seized Cobb’s cell phone and discovered all the messages.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.




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