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NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say was overheard at a New York City bank threatening to kill a police officer remains held on $500,000 bail.
Authorities say a witness became alarmed after overhearing Elvin Payamps talking into his cell phone Wednesday and called police.
Court papers say the witness heard Payamps say he was going to kill an officer and that it should occur before Christmas.
Payamps was captured nearby and arrested on gun charges. The complaint said he admitted that he said the gunman who shot two police officers in their patrol car nearly a week ago should have killed two white officers rather than an Asian and a Hispanic officer.
104-c-18-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent)-"were patrolling it"-AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports the tenor of protests in New York City has changed in the last week. (26 Dec 2014)
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APPHOTO NY120: FILE - In this Monday, Dec. .22, 2014, file photo, members of the New Rochelle, N.Y. police department place a wreath at a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (22 Dec 2014)
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