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Florida Highway Patrol On High Alert After Threat

MIAMI (CBS4) - The Florida Highway Patrol is warning it's officers to be careful after a South Florida man made a death threat against officers, referencing the man who shot and killed two Miami-Dade Police officers last week.

According to an Officer Safety Bulletin obtained by CBS4 News, Jean Darnell Philippe, 26, made the threat on Monday. The bulletin reads in part: "Correspondence was the result of an August 27, 2010 traffic infraction in which Philippe was stopped by FHP in Palm Beach County."

The threat read: "F*** you all…I gonna kill you all like Tony Sims did to the pigs in Miami." Johnny Simms is the name of the man who shot Miami-Dade Police Department Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth last week.

Philippe has had 10 citations and warnings from FHP since 2008, according to the bulletin. Philippe has also been cited for other traffic infractions by other law enforcement agencies, including DUI.

Florida Highway Patrol Officers are warned to "use caution if contact is made with this subject." Philippe, who has addresses in North Miami and Pembroke Pines, is wanted for questioning.


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