FBI arrests Colorado man over online threats to kill police

By REUTERS
December 24, 2014 05:36

 
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DENVER, Dec 23 (Reuters) - FBI agents arrested a Colorado man who posted online threats advocating the killing of police officers after investigators received a tip about one of the messages from Google, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Jeremiah Perez, 33, was detained without incident at his home in Colorado Springs on Monday and faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado said in a statement.

It said Google urgently contacted the FBI's San Francisco office on Dec. 17 to report a comment on a YouTube video from someone going by the username "Vets Hunting Cops."

Referring to a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August, the message read in part: "SINCE DARREN WILSON our group has killed 6 retired sheriffs and cops ... because of this event we will hunt two more in Colorado this week ... for every innocent citizen that cops kill WE, VETERANS WILL KILL RETIRED HELPLESS COPS."

The FBI tracked the user's profile to an address in Colorado Springs, and on Monday its agents contacted Perez there.

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