"Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours," the suspect reportedly told a CNN operator over the phone.
The constant assertion that CNN is "fake news" is starting to have serious consequences.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested after threatening to shoot employees at CNN's Atlanta headquarters over his belief it is fake news, the network confirmed Monday night.
According to federal court documents obtained by WGCL-TV, Brandon Griesemer called the CNN building in Atlanta 22 times last week to tell the operator that he was "coming to gun you all down." He has since been arrested and held on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
"I'm smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours," Griesemer reportedly said during one of his calls. "I am coming to Georgia right now to go to the CNN headquarters to f-cking gun every single last one of you."
Once the FBI got ahold of the harassing calls, they were able to stop Griesemer from carrying out his violent threat and put a warrant out for his arrest.
CNN released a statement reading, "We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces around the world extremely seriously. This one is no exception. We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people."
The threat comes after months of President Donald Trump and his supporters relentlessly calling CNN "fake news," with former Trump advisor Steve Bannon even referring to news outlets that report unfavorably on Trump's administration as "the opposition party."