Florida nurse arrested for threatening to kill US Vice President Kamala Harris

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A 39-year-old caregiver successful the US authorities of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to termination Vice President Kamala Harris, according to media reports connected Saturday.

Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested pursuing an probe by the US Secret Service, CNN reported.

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

Phelps knowingly and willfully made threats to termination and inflict bodily harm upon the Vice President of the United States from February 13 done February 18, according to a transgression ailment filed successful 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.

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The ailment said Phelps had sent videos to her husband, who is imprisoned, done JPay, a machine exertion that allows families to link with prisoners.

"The videos mostly picture Phelps complaining and speaking angrily to the camera astir her hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, among others," work the complaint. "However, successful these videos, Phelps besides made statements astir sidesplitting Vice President Harris."

In 1 of the videos, "Phelps stated: 'Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already," added the complaint.

In different video connected February 18, Phelps stated, "I'm going to the weapon range. ... I curse to God, contiguous is your time you're gonna die. 50 days from today, people this time down."

Phelps expressed however she believes Harris not really 'Black' and however during inauguration she disrespectfully enactment her manus connected her clutch purse alternatively of the Bible.

The ailment said investigators besides recovered a photograph that showed Phelps astatine a shooting range, holding a pistol and smiling adjacent to a people with slug holes.

She besides applied for a concealed weapons licence successful February, the ailment said.

On March 3, the Secret Service and detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department went to Phelps' residence to interrogation her, but she refused to talk with them astatine the time, according to the complaint.

On March 6, a Secret Service cause went to talk with Phelps astatine her home. According to the complaint, Phelps said, "She was aggravated astatine the clip astir Kamala Harris becoming Vice President but that she is 'over it now.'

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