Police seize pamphlets calling for public to attack, kill Meriden officers – WFSB

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Some disturbing messages are being passed out in the city of Meriden.
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – Some disturbing messages are being passed out in the city of Meriden.
Police say they responded to the area of Old Colony Road at some point on Tuesday and found various pamphlets around some billboards calling for citizens to attack and kill Meriden Police officers.
Two of the pamphlets seized read, “Slit A Meriden PD Cops Throat”, and “Just Do It! Kill A Cop You Feel Great”.
Investigators are looking to identify the person that wrote these pamphlets. However, it is unclear if there will be any charges if a suspect is found.
“Our hope is to identify what is causing their anger and look to help them resolve their issues,” Meriden Police said in a statement.
Investigators noted that they’re looking at surveillance camera where the pamphlets were found, but admit it’s going to be tough to find whoever put these up.
Everyone has denounced them, including the city’s mayor.
“Certainly don’t want to see that in Meriden or anywhere actually. Certainly there are times when some of them, some places go overboard, but I have no problem with the Meriden Police. I’ve dealt with them on a couple of occasions in the past. I’ve had no problem,” Meriden resident Tom Kowalcky stated.
“Something like this should never be done. Messages like this should never be written,” said Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati.
Mayor Scarpati was shocked when he saw the signs.
He says there’s nothing his city’s department has done to warrant what was said. He says if you’re upset with police, you should stop by the department.
“To anyone watching this, I urge you just to walk down to the department, talk to our chief, have an open mind and meet with our officers, get a better understanding and idea what it is they actually do,” explained Scarpati.
Police don’t believe there’s an active threat stemming from these signs.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
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