MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been questioned after posting threats against the New York Police Department on social media.
The threat appeared on an Instagram account with the name ‘woodgramflexinn’ just hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their car.
Daryl Lofton confirmed to WREG he was questioned Sunday by the Memphis Police Department and the Office of Homeland Security.
“About 6 cars of police came,” Pam Warfield, who lives nearby, said.
The post read, ‘Good job. Kill em all I’m on the way to NY now #shootthepolice 2 more going down tomorrow.”
“I can’t even talk about it right now,” Lofton said when WREG asked him to discuss the post. “It’s under investigation and stuff.”
The NYPD took the threat serious enough to issue a warning to police officers.
John Cardillo, a contributor to The Blaze, reports the Lofton was questioned and the threat deemed not serious.
Lofton reportedly told police the threat was false and made while he had been drinking and smoking pot.
Lofton would not confirm what he told investigators because he was told the case is still open.
“In my opinion it’s alright for you to say whatever you want. It’s what you do is what you’re held accountable for,” Warfield explained.
“Killing the police is not the answer,” Gregory Pailin said. “I mean whether the police was right or wrong you have to let the judicial system handle that.”
Numerous threats have been made against police since the shooting took place Saturday.
Lofton’s Instagram account has been disabled.
Lofton told WREG he regrets posting the comment and understands the seriousness of what he said.