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Man Threatening To 'Massacre' LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Arrested

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A Santa Monica resident has been arrested after threatening to kill LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and his family.

Norman Valerio, a 52-year old resident of Santa Monica, sent a series of incoherent tweets to the official LAPD Twitter handle on the morning of August 25, with three of them seemingly targeted at Chief Beck.

Two of his other tweets read:

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TMZ, Valerio was arrested and charged with making felony criminal threats against the top cop and faces up to three years in prison. According to court documents, Beck was "reasonably in sustained fear of his safety and the safety of his immediate family."