- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama police chief says a California man threatened him online and now faces extradition to Alabama.

Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield tells al.com (https://bit.ly/1EVQuFe ) U.S. marshals on Thursday arrested Michael Lapihuska on charges of making terroristic threats. Benefield says Lapihuska was in jail in San Jose, California, and is due to appear in court next week.

It was not immediately clear if Lapihuska had a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

Benefield says he signed a warrant against Lapihuska in December after he says the man had been sending him death threats for months on social media and by text message. Benefield says his 14-year-old son has also received threatening messages.

Benefield says he’s not aware that he’s ever met or spoken to Lapihuska.

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