Man Arrested After Announcing 'Kill Cops Day' On Social Media

Harlan Cyprian threatened law enforcement officers on social media on Wednesday, and was promptly arrested.

Covington, LA – A Louisiana man was arrested on multiple felony charges on Wednesday, after he declared that Jan. 2 was “Kill Cops Day,” and threatened a high-ranking Covington police officer.

The Covington Police Department was notified about the threats at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, after the suspect posted them to social media, the department said in a press release.

The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Harlan Cyprian.

“In his Facebook post, Cyprian designated January 2, 2019, as ‘Kill Cops Day…’ The threat also included the targeting of one of our long-time and high-ranking officers of the Covington Police Department,” the press release said.

The agency immediately took steps “to ensure the safety” of the officer who was threatened, then responded to Cyprian’s residence and placed him under arrest, the department said.

While investigating the incident, police also identified Cyprian as the suspect who used a pickaxe to smash a glass door and shatter windows at the city’s courthouse on New Year’s Eve.

The vandalism at the courthouse resulted in several thousands of dollars in damage, according to WBRZ.

Cyprian was not cooperative during his arrest, and police have not yet identified a possible motive for his offenses, The Times-Picayune reported.

He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on felony charges of simple criminal damage to property, terrorizing, and resisting an officer with force or violence, according to the press release.

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper praised law enforcement’s swift handling of the incident, and said that threats against the city’s police force would not be tolerated.

“I would like to thank the Covington Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for their immediate actions in identifying, locating and apprehending the suspect,” Cooper said, according to the press release.

“Individuals who make life-threatening comments against any of our citizens, particularly against our law enforcement professionals, will be dealt with quickly and to the fullest extent of the law,” the mayor added.

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LylaJeanne
LylaJeanne

I reported to FB authorities, that someone was making blatant threats and trying to encourage others to kill cops. I tried to get ANY action done. I tried to report it every way I could figure. They wouldn't do anything except tell me I could block that person. wth I was hoping they would have some way letting police authorities know. Since it wasn't a specific threat, I wasn't sure if I could report it. She lives in Chicago--go figure, right? I thought it was like when someone threatens the President, I guess. Btw--I haven't blocked her. I want to keep tabs on what she's fomenting. I haven't seen any posts from her on my timeline lately.., she may have blocked me, because I back the Blue.

jimT
jimT

Best thing to do is snapshot the post and send to the appropriate law enforcement agency. FB sure as heck isn't going to do the right thing

61mouse
61mouse

So did FUFB delete his post ??

MrsS
MrsS

Cyprian's Facebook page lists his occupation as "fighting evil by word of God" and his interests as :

Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Cute Shirley Setia, Leonila Lagunas, African Daily Mail, Brooklyn Rose Hampton, Нина Васильевна Романюк, Ксюша Зиновчук, AE Menswear, Laila Rowe, Informate Sucumbios, Media Matters for America, CNN, Democratic Coalition Against Trump, Proud Liberal, Rep. Ted Lieuand more

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Just say no to thugs....There is a widespread mental illness "virus" spreading within the black community. When you combine victim mentality, perceived entitlement, an immaturity blaming their own failures and problems on others, a fixation on labeling others as "racists", an ignorance level almost beyond comprehension,habitual drug use, lawlessness, a propensity for violence, alcohol abuse ,and mental illness are all contributing to a recipe for serious social problems.....and these folks seem to have memorized the recipe.