From ABC News
A man was charged Friday with transmitting a threat after he allegedly threatened to kill police officers at a St. Patrick’s Day parade just outside of New York City.
Kola allegedly wrote, “I will crucify Yonkers cops and their bosses all along McLean ave. It will be a horror scene,”
Kola lives around the end of the parade route, according to the complaint.
After Kola was questioned by authorities, his “conduct escalated as he continued to assure police his threats would be carried out,” Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.
A Yonkers city official said no changes will be made to Saturday’s parade, though officers will be present to ensure everyone is safe.
Kola’s online posts also “demonstrate support of radical Islamic extremism and terrorist attacks, including at least one terrorist attack committed on a public holiday,” according to the criminal complaint.
In a “recent threatening post,” Kola showed himself with an ax, according to the complaint.
Kola is detained in custody pending court appearance.
Brooklyn (AP) According to Kola’s mom “he keeps snakes as pets and goes bat sh-t crazy every March 17th.”