Suspect arrested after making threats against Detroit Police Chief James Craig, sources say

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 02:00:13-04

A suspect who made threats against Detroit Police Chief James Craig and the entire police department has been arrested, sources tell 7 Action News.

An officer found the the threat painted on a wall on the city's east side Thursday night.

The paint read "kill all police, kill James Craig," and has been since painted over by the owner of the wall. The chief says it's a threat he and the department are taking seriously.

"Cowards," Craig said. "Not one would do what we do. We run towards gunfire, they run away. Cowards."

The suspect is described as a 49-year-old man with a criminal history. Sources tell 7 Action News the man man the threat in retaliation for being jailed in the past.