Police: Former Ohio Officer Jailed Over DC-Related Online Threats

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who is a former police officer made online threats involving potential violence in Washington, authorities said Wednesday.

Shannon Badgett, 53, was arrested and charged with communicating a written threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism, the Haines City Police Department said in a news release.


Police say Badgett, a former Ohio police officer, was jailed and will undergo a mental health evaluation. It wasn’t...