EAST POINT, Ga. — An East Point woman accused of making serious threats against police officers on her Facebook page is in jail.
Channel 2’s Liz Artz learned the FBI, Homeland Security, the District Attorney’s office and the New York Police Department assisted East Point police with Ebony Dickens’ arrest.
Dickens is accused of writing a Facebook post Monday using the name Tiffany Milan in which she called for "death to all white cops nationwide."
The post went on to say, “I thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I’m either caught by the police or killed by them… Might kill at least 15 tomorrow, I’m plotting now."
“That’s 15 people that she’s talking about killing within a day or so, so whether she is serious or not that's something that we have to take seriously,” said East Point police Lt. Cliff Chandler
In the post, Dickens says she condones black-on-white killings. She took down the post on Tuesday, just hours before she was arrested.
The post was also shared on the WSB-TV Facebook page Tuesday. We took it down immediately and reported it to Atlanta Police and our FBI contacts.
Dickens’ neighbor says she never would’ve expected that type of post from the 33-year-old mother.
“Oh my God, I’m shocked. I just can't believe my neighbor would do something like that,” Erica Collie told Artz.
In the midst of the Baltimore riots and on the heels of several police shootings, Collie says she finds the post unbelievable.
“Very dangerous and kind of careless of her to even put something like that on Facebook,” she said. “That’s scary. I just can't believe she did that."
It took police less than 24 hours to search Dickens’ condo and take her into custody.
While executing the search warrant police seized computers, a cell phone and a firearm.
“I don't think she anticipated that we would respond as quickly as we did,” Chandler said.
Dickens has been charged with disseminating information related to terrorist acts.
East Point police say their investigation is ongoing and there could be more charges. The FBI is conducting its own investigation.
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