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NY Man Faces Charges Of Threatening Police Officers

A New York man who allegedly issued online threats against police officers in a Westchester city has been charged with a federal crime.

The U.S. attorney's office says Jeremy Mott of Mount Vernon was arrested Tuesday. It says he allegedly issued threats on Facebook and Instagram December 24, three days after two New York City officers were killed. A complaint says Mott's alleged threats included a photograph of someone firing into a police car through a window, which is how the NYPD officers were shot. According to the complaint, the Facebook message said, "If cops in Mount Vernon think they can follow the madness this is how they [sic] going to end up." The Instagram message included the phrase "not playing no games." Mott was released on bond. His attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.

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