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."
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.