Police: Man jailed for Facebook police threats

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MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he posted Facebook comments encouraging people to kill police the same day a man fatally shot two New York City officers.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1xsDnEL) says Steven Drake Jr. was arrested Wednesday in McDonald. Police there were alerted to the Dec. 20 posts by officers in a nearby community.

Among the comments Drake allegedly posted were, “The police brought this on themselves! I say kill them all! Enough is enough.”

The 29-year-old from Midway faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 6 on charges including terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.

Police say Drake acknowledged making the posts, which also referenced the recent police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.

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Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com

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