Fla. man arrested for 'manifesto' threatening police officers

The man posted threats against police officers and praise for past shootings of LEOs on Facebook


Frank Fernandez
The News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach man was arrested after writing what he called a "manifesto" threatening to kill police officers, according to a report.

Jeffrey Thomas Daniel, 42, who lives on South Peninsula Drive, was charged with written threats to kill, a felony. Daniel is being held without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Daniel, who legal documents state is seriously mentally ill or has recurring mental health issues, sent the threatening message to SMA Healthcare. SMA Healthcare works to help people with mental health and addiction problems.

Daniel, who wrote in the manifesto that he had been treated at a psychiatric hospital in the past, also posted the threats on Facebook, police said.

SMA Healthcare alerted police on Jan. 29. Daniel was arrested on Friday.

Besides threatening to kill police, Daniels also praised past shootings of police officers, according to an arrest report.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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