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Police search for man who threatened to assassinate officer

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Dee DeQuattro


State Police are reaching out to the public for help after a man made a phone call threatening to assassinate a Rhode Island State trooper.

The call came into the Warren Police Department on 3:49 p.m. on February 8 from a payphone in front of a Central Falls business on Dexter Street. The caller threatened police citing that no charges were made in the fatal crash that left a mother and an infant born at the scene of the crash dead.

Suspect: There will be an assassination of a state police officers within the next 72 hours.
Dispatcher: What?
Suspect: State Police officers will be assassinated within the next 72 hours
Dispatcher: Why?
Suspect: Because they did not bring charges against the young man that killed the poor Spanish baby and the woman. That is racist and an abuse of power.
Dispatcher: Listen to me.
Suspect: Let me repeat that they will be assassinated within the next 72 hours.

The caller is referring to an accident that happened in September of 2012 when 24-year-old Benjamin Servideo was distracted and crashed into Sullynette Sanchez who was nine months pregnant. The baby was delivered but later died in the hospital.

Servideo was not criminally charged but instead faced a license suspension, community service, and fines.

Police have surveillance video of the caller and are asking for trying to locate the individual. Any one with any information is asked to contact state police at 1-866-490-8477 (TIPS).

For more information or to hear the call, click here.

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