Man threatens copycat killings on Las Vegas police

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities in Las Vegas say a 43-year-old man told them he wanted to carry out a copycat attack on police at a Cici's Pizza restaurant just days after two officers were fatally shot in one of the pizzerias.

An indictment handed up this week accuses Brian Lee Jones of intimidating an officer and resisting an officer on June 14, six days after the killings of officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck.

Police say Jones' mother had called them saying her son was refusing to leave the house. Officers say that when they arrived, Jones brandished a pocket knife and asked police to kill him.

Police say Jones eventually surrendered, but told the arresting officer that "next time you're at Cici's I hope I'm there so you'll be dead."

According to the arrest report, there was graffiti inside Jones' bedroom that said "cop killer." The arrest report also states that Jones told police he had easy access to weapons.

He had prior convictions out of California for obstructing executive officer. He also had prior convictions in Nevada for a number of crimes including battery domestic violence, obstructing police officers and resisting officers. There is also a warrant out for his arrest in Arkansas for making terrorist threats.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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