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Buffalo man accused of threatening to kill police

U.A. Attorney: Man threatened to kill police
U.A. Attorney: Man threatened to kill police
Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 09:40:48-04

A local man has been arrested for allegedly making threats against the Buffalo Police Department.

U. S. Attorney William Hochul said Arthur Jordan threatened police in a Facebook post last week where he threatened to hurt and kill police offices. The exact post said, "Let's Start Killin Police Lets See How Dey Like It."

Investigators said Jordan posted these comments the same day five police officers in Dallas, Texas were targeted and killed by a sniper.

Hochul said Jordan was arrested Wednesday, and was in possession of a loaded gun at the time of his arrest.

Authorities believe Jordan is a member of the Central Park Gang, which operates primarily in the Central Park neighborhood of Buffalo.

When he was arrested, Jordan indicated that had he been able to act before his arrest, his actions would have made him famous on CNN.

Authorities say they take these types of threats seriously, and they believe they thwarted an attack that could have been worse than the incident in Dallas, Texas.

Hochul said Jordan is charged with a violation of the U.S. Criminal Code and faces five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

Hochul also said they are currently investigating other threats against local police.