A Louisville man now faces federal charges for allegedly making threats to kill police officers in Kentucky during a "live stream" on social media late last week.
According to NBC News, the man—identified as 29-year-old Cortez Lamont Edwards has now been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as making terroristic threats.
A criminal complaint said Edwards had started a livestream on Facebook September 23, holding in his possession an AR variant pistol firearm. The video allegedly shows Edwards requesting to be paid $30,000 to “shoot Louisville Metro Police Department officers on scene" for a disturbance on the street in front of his home, according to a release from the ATF.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman said, "Louisville needs healing and safety for its citizens, not armed felons seeking bids to shoot police."
In a statement issued by the ATF, Special Agent in Charge Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Field Division said. "When you threaten police and brandish firearms, you can expect the attention of ATF. This morning ATF agents, with the immediate assistance of LMPD, HSI, U.S. Marshal's, and the FBI, executed a warrant and arrested an armed felon ensuring he wouldn’t carry out those threats."