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Police: Man Arrested After Saying Officers Should be Killed

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Authorities say an Elkview man has been arrested after posting a video on Facebook calling for police officers to be killed.

Citing court records, media outlets report that 26-year-old Matthew Lane Furby was taken into custody Monday and charged with making threats of terroristic acts.

Kanawha Sheriff's Office deputies say they were alerted to a Facebook video appearing to show Furby saying "the only good cops out there are dead cops."

Deputies say Furby is also accused of encouraging people to kill police in a post on the social media site.

The sheriff's office says that Furby admitted to deputies that he made the video because he was angry with law enforcement officers.

Furby also faces an unrelated breaking and entering charge.

It isn't clear if he has an attorney.


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