Edward Tabaracci, of New City, allegedly threatened to kill cops

A Clarkstown police car sits parked outside the

A Clarkstown police car sits parked outside the Justice Court and Police Department on Maple Avenue in New City. (Feb. 15, 2012) (Credit: Angela Gaul)

A New City man, frustrated over traffic, threatened to kill two police officers and is now facing felony charges, authorities said Friday.

Edward Tabaracci, 51, allegedly called police around 4:30 p.m. Thursday to complain about traffic on Strawtown Road, according to a Clarkstown police statement. He became increasingly agitated and called two more times, ending his third call at 5:22 p.m. with a threat.

"This is not a warning," he said, according to authorities. "This is a promise. Two officers will die in the next 24 hours."

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Tabaracci was arrested about an hour later and charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

It was not immediately clear whether Tabaracci was represented by an attorney. A home phone number could not be located.

He is pending arraignment in Clarkstown court.

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