Police: Man jailed for Facebook police threats

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Posted: Dec 29, 2014 9:51 AM

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.

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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