A man's Facebook postings has landed him in federal court, where he is charged with threatening to behead the New York City police officer involved in the July choke-hold death of an African-American man.
According to a records in U.S. District Court, the man's Facebook page included this post: "I'm going to personally kill and behead Daniel Pantaleo. This is a written threat and has to be taken extremely seriously." Pantaleo is the New York City officer who was involved in the arrest and death of Eric Garner on July 17.
The FBI says the man behind the post is Alvaro Eduardo Guzman-Telles, 29, of Hamtramck, who was tracked down following a tip received by the FBI office in New York. According to an affidavit filed by FBI agent Juan Herrera, the FBI office in New York received a tip on Dec. 29 about a Facebook user who was posting threatening messages about law enforcement between Dec. 15-19. The Facebook user's name was Eduardo Guzman, a.k.a. Captain Acab, who owns three handguns, the affidavit states.
The first of Guzman's posts states: "Kill all cops on sight. No matter the circumstances."