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Colorado man indicted in Las Vegas after Facebook posts

A Colorado man accused of making Facebook threats to kill law enforcement officers was indicted Tuesday by a Las Vegas federal grand jury.

Dustin McCaskill, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested by FBI agents assigned to the domestic terrorism squad in Las Vegas earlier this month and remains in custody.

The indictment charges him with one count of interstate communications with intent to extort. The threats are alleged to have been made between Jan. 11 and Jan. 15.

Las Vegas FBI agents took McCaskill into custody after they determined he was posting threats on his Colorado Cop Block Facebook page while staying at the Riviera hotel-casino.

In a Jan. 11 post, McCaskill is alleged to have written, “Hey FBI, how about I kill one of your foot soldiers next time they try to raid me at gunpoint on a warrantless raid? How’s that sound?”

According to a criminal complaint, he posted similar statements on Jan. 13 and Jan. 15.

In late December, FBI agents in Colorado had warned McCaskill to stop posting threats on the Facebook page.

His mother said in emails to the Review-Journal that McCaskill has been the victim of threats and harassment they believe were made by law enforcement officers.

McCaskill faces a Feb. 5 arraignment in federal court on the felony charge.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Find him on Twitter: @JGermanRJ

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