Man arrested for Facebook threats to kill police during DPD funeral

They were chilling words posted online, directed at police.

They were chilling words posted online, directed at police during the funeral of a Detroit police Capt. Ken Steil last week.

The post said "Maybe I should drop a bomb on the building -- and get rid of the rest of y'all."

Now the FBI says it's found the man responsible for making that threat.

Deshawn Lanton is learning the words he allegedly typed online may have serious consequences.

The 20-year-old Detroiter appeared in federal court Wednesday charged with using the internet to transmit a threat.

It happened during Capt. Steil's funeral as hundreds of officers packed a church in St. Clair to pay respects and dozens in the community lined the street in support of the officer killed in the line of duty.

The funeral was available to watch via Facebook live stream and according to police, Lanton also known as Kane P-notes wrote the phrase threatening that "Maybe he should drop a bomb on the building to get rid of the rest of y'all."
 
A closer look at his Facebook profile shows a connection to the Money Gang and pictures of him smoking marijuana while holding a gun.  All of which was listed in a criminal complaint filed by the FBI. 

Lanton has a criminal past which includes fleeing police, assaulting an officer, and assault.

Lanton showed no emotion and didn't say anything inside federal court. He was taken to jail but will be back on Thursday for a bond hearing.


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