A call to arms on Facebook that “young men should get your guns” and kill white police officers alarmed police Chief Mike Chitwood enough to send a search warrant to the social media website for more information on the originator of the page, the chief said.
According to News Journal Online the page includes the picture of a black man holding two rifles.
Three federal agencies — the FBI, U.S. Border Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — are also investigating the threats made on the page of Jammal Longmire, claiming he is from Daytona Beach and Detroit, Chitwood said.
“You could have a radical fanatic who is trying to incite other fanatics,” Chitwood said. “We don’t know if the person in the picture is actually the guy. That could be a made-up name.”
Officials say the post could be fake, but Chief Mike Chitwood said he received more than 500 emails about the threats.
“We have opened a joint investigation with the FBI, the ATF and the border patrol (Border Patrol?) to try and see who is behind these postings,” Chitwood said.
The post, belonging to
Jammal Longmire, calls for people to pick up guns and kill police officers, police said.
Police said the man in the picture is holding two assault rifles.
“Is this really an attack on the officers? Is this person on that Facebook really who they say they are? So that’s what the investigation is trying to show out,” Chitwood said.
Officials said there are three posts on Longmire’s page
that, real or not, have forced Chitwood to place all his officers on high alert.
The Jammal Longmire account is no longer available on Facebook.
Detectives said they have not been able to find anyone by Longmire’s name in Daytona Beach. Chitwood said there is a Longmire family in Michigan, but they are not linked to this man.