A Michigan man has been arrested for posting violent threats against police officers on Facebook, including against Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who escaped charges for the death of Eric Garner last December. Alvaro Eduardo Guzman-Telles is being charged with charge of interstate transmission of threatening communications in federal court.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Guzman was angry about the Eric Garner verdict and wrote numerous threats against police on his Facebook page, writing, “I’m going to personally kill and behead Daniel Pantaleo. This is a written threat and has to be taken extremely seriously,” and “Kill all cops on sight. No matter the circumstances.”
According to the affidavit provided by FBI Agent Juan Herrera, the 29-year-old had deleted the comments after his mother told him that he would get “in trouble.” She was right. The New York City FBI office got an anonymous tip about Guzman-Telles Facebook posts and tracked him down on January 1st.
If convicted, Guzman-Telles faces up to five years in prison. He has no previous criminal history.