CHICOPEE (CBS/AP) — A Chicopee man is facing charges after posting “Put Wings on Pigs” to Facebook, police say.
Chicopee police said Monday that local residents alerted them to the “very disturbing post” by 27-year-old Charles DiRosa.READ MORE: 12 Firefighters Treated For Chemical Burns After Fire In Cambridge
On Saturday, two New York police officers were killed by a gunman while sitting in their police cruiser. The suspect, who then killed himself, had posted “I’m putting wings on pigs today” on social media, according to officials.
“After the events of the past few days, the PD took this threat very seriously,” Chicopee police wrote on Facebook.
A Chicopee police spokesman says the phrase is a threat “in the eyes of every police officer in America today.”READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
DiRosa will be summonsed to court for Threat To Commit a Crime, police said.
Police will file a complaint in court seeking a show-cause hearing. If the court determines the complaint is valid, a trial will be scheduled.
A phone number for DiRosa could not be located and he did not immediately reply to a Facebook message.
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