A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to media reports on Saturday.
Nivian Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service.
Harris, 56, is the first woman, the first black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected vice-president.
Phelps knowingly and intentionally threatened the United States Vice President with death and bodily harm, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida from February 13 to February 18.
There have been allegations of threats against Phelps, who worked for the Jackson Health System since 2001. Harris, nbcm Miami .com reported.
The complaint states that Phelps, through J.P., sent the video to her husband, which is a computer application, that allows families to join inmates.
“The video usually features Phelps complaining and writing in front of the camera complaining about his hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” read the complaint. “However, in these videos, Phelps also made a statement about the assassination of Vice President Harris.”
In one video, “Phelps said: ‘Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are already numbered,” the complaint said.
In another video on February 18, Phelps said, “I’m going to the gun range. … I swear to God, today is your day, you’re gonna die. 50 days later, this day Mark below. ”
Phelps expressed how she believes Harris is not really ‘black’ and how she inadvertently placed her hand on her clutch purse instead of the Bible during the inauguration.
The complaint states investigators also found a photo showing Phelps at a shooting range, holding a pistol and smiling next to a bullet hole. The complaint states that he applied for a concealed weapons permit in February.
On March 3, the Secret Service and detectives from the Miami-Dad Police Department went to Phelps’ residence to interview her, but she refused to speak with him at the time, according to the complaint.
On March 6, a secret service agent went to speak with Phelps at her home. According to the complaint, Phelps stated, “She was angry at the time about Kamala Harris becoming vice president, but she is ‘now at it’”.