Racine man arrested for threatening to kill police

Police in Racine, Wisconsin, say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly posted calls on social media for black men to kill white police officers and their families.

Police issued a news release saying the department received tips from citizens and other law enforcement agencies from across the country on Friday about the postings. One of the postings urged every black man in America to “strap it up” and kill white police officers in their homes. The posting also warned officers that they could find bodies sprawled around their houses.

Police determined the poster was a Racine resident. Detectives and FBI agents took the 43-year-old man into custody him at his home without incident. He was arrested on suspicion of making threats to hurt police and making terroristic threats.