Police: Covington man declares today "Kill Cops Day" on social media, gets arrested

Also suspected in pickaxe damage done to St. Tammany courthouse

Chris Miller
January 02, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Covington Police say a man's social media post has landed him in hot water.

Harlan Cyprian faces charges including terrorizing and resisting arrest after police say he took to his Facebook account to declare January 2 as "Kill Cops Day." Covington police say the threat specifically targeted one of their long-time, high-ranking officers.

"While investigating the threat against law enforcement, Cyprian was also identified as the suspect who used a pickaxe to break a window and door at the St Tammany Parish Justice Center, which occurred on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm," said police in a statement.

"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," said Covington Mayor Mike Cooper. "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."

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