A 39-year-old nurse within the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, based on media stories on Saturday. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service, CNN reported.
Harris, 56, is the primary girl, the primary Black American, and the primary South Asian American to be elected Vice President. Phelps knowingly and willfully made threats to kill and inflict bodily hurt upon the Vice President of the US from February 13 by way of February 18, based on a felony criticism filed in the US District Courtroom for the Southern District of Florida.
Phelps, who has labored for Jackson Well being System since 2001, faces fees of threats towards Harris, nbcmiami.com reported. The criticism stated Phelps had despatched movies to her husband, who’s imprisoned, by way of JPay, a pc utility that permits households to attach with prisoners.
“The movies usually depict Phelps complaining and talking angrily to the digicam about her hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, amongst others,” learn the criticism. “Nevertheless, in these movies, Phelps additionally made statements about killing Vice President Harris.”
In one of many movies, “Phelps acknowledged: ‘Kamala Harris you’ll die. Your days are numbered already,” added the criticism. In one other video on February 18, Phelps acknowledged, “I’m going to the gun vary. … I swear to God, at present is your day you’re gonna die. 50 days from at present, mark this present day down.” Phelps expressed how she believes Harris not really ‘Black’ and the way throughout inauguration she disrespectfully put her hand on her clutch purse as an alternative of the Bible.
The criticism stated investigators additionally discovered a photograph that confirmed Phelps at a taking pictures vary, holding a pistol and smiling subsequent to a goal with bullet holes. She additionally utilized for a hid weapons allow in February, the criticism stated.
On March 3, the Secret Service and detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Division went to Phelps’ residence to interview her, however she refused to talk with them on the time, based on the criticism.
On March 6, a Secret Service agent went to talk with Phelps at her dwelling. In accordance with the criticism, Phelps stated, “She was offended on the time about Kamala Harris turning into Vice President however that she is ‘over it now.’