Udayavni Special

US nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Vice-President Kamala Harris


Team Udayavani, Apr 18, 2021, 12:44 PM IST

 

Houston: A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to media reports on Saturday. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service, CNN reported.

Harris, 56, is the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected Vice President.

Phelps knowingly and willfully made threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the Vice President of the United States from February 13 through February 18, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Phelps, who has worked for Jackson Health System since 2001, faces charges of threats against Harris, nbcmiami.Com reported.
The complaint said Phelps had sent videos to her husband, who is imprisoned, through JPay, a computer application that allows families to connect with prisoners.

“The videos generally depict Phelps complaining and speaking angrily to the camera about her hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, among others,” read the complaint. “However, in these videos, Phelps also made statements about killing Vice President Harris.”

In one of the videos, “Phelps stated: “Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already,” added the complaint.

In another video on February 18, Phelps stated, “I’m going to the gun range. … I swear to God, today is your day you’re gonna die. 50 days from today, mark this day down.”

Phelps expressed how she believes Harris not actually “Black”; and how during inauguration she disrespectfully put her hand on her clutch purse instead of the Bible. The complaint said investigators also found a photo that showed Phelps at a shooting range, holding a pistol and smiling next to a target with bullet holes.

She also applied for a concealed weapons permit in February, the complaint said. On March 3, the Secret Service and detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department went to Phelps’; residence to interview her, but she refused to speak with them at the time, according to the complaint.

On March 6, a Secret Service agent went to speak with Phelps at her home. According to the complaint, Phelps said, “She was angry at the time about Kamala Harris becoming Vice President but that she is ‘over it now’.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Petrol, diesel prices rise again, reach record highs

CM BSY garlands Basaveshwara statue to mark Basava Jayanti

Moodbidri: MLA Umanath Kotian chairs Covid task force meeting

KP Sharma Oli reappointed as Nepal PM as Opposition fails to muster majority

‘Friends’ reunion special to premiere on HBO Max on May 27

India adds 3.43 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4000 fresh fatalities

Haveri: 70-year-old Covid-19 patient commits suicide



Related Articles More

Biden to meet DACA recipients in immigration overhaul push

KP Sharma Oli reappointed as Nepal PM as Opposition fails to muster majority

Fully vaccinated people in US not required to wear masks: CDC

Israel begins firing shells into Gaza as fighting escalates

Nowhere to run: Fear in Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel

MUST WATCH

Covid Impact on the Sandalwood Industry

Groom Plays The Band At His Own Wedding

Outrage at Dictatorial Attitude: Mass Resignation from Doctors in Unnao

BMTC launches Oxygen Bus Service

Vaccines only for 45+ age group in Karnataka

Latest Additions

Every individual effort counts: Amitabh Bachchan as he gives details about charity work

Petrol, diesel prices rise again, reach record highs

Every individual effort counts: Amitabh Bachchan as he gives details about charity work

CM BSY garlands Basaveshwara statue to mark Basava Jayanti

Bantwal: Quarrel erupts b/w police and GP member’s supporters during lockdown enforcement

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.