- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - State police have arrested a man after they say he posted a video on Facebook threatening to shoot and kill police chiefs of Charleston and North Charleston.

The State Law Enforcement Division charged 41-year-old Byron Long on Thursday with two counts of threatening a public official.

A sworn statement from a SLED agent said Long in his video posted Tuesday identified himself by name and said he would kill the police chiefs and the mayors in Charleston and North Charleston. He cursed at them and said he will shoot them in the head.

Long faces a similar charge from North Charleston police Wednesday.

He faces up to five years in prison on each charge if convicted.

Long remained in jail and it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.


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