D.C. officer under investigation for alleged Facebook threat

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A D.C. police officer is off the streets and under investigation for a threat he allegedly posted on Facebook.

Sources say police received an anonymous tip that an officer threatened a sort of sniper-style shooting on Facebook in light of the government shutdown.

Internal affairs is investigating the officer, who currently has no contact with the public.

Police sources who say they know the officer under investigation tell ABC7 that the officer isn’t capable of carrying out any type of attack.