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Police: Ex-officer jailed over DC-related online threats

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who is a former Ohio police officer made online threats involving potential violence in Washington. The Haines City Police Department said Wednesday that 53-year-old Shannon Badgett is charged with communicating a written threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism. Police did not give further details about the job he held in Ohio. Badgett was jailed and will undergo a mental health evaluation. Investigators said a Facebook contact of Badgett’s reported his posts. They expressed frustration with what Badgett considers election fraud in the 2020 presidential vote. Election officials across the country have confirmed there was no widespread fraud.

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