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Former police officer accused of posting an online threat

A former Jamestown police officer was charged Wednesday with posting a threat on an online forum, said U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.

Michael Bush, 35, of Jamestown was charged with transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure.

The threat was posted on Feb. 26 on the Jamestown, New York Topix forum page. The post contained a threat against two individuals, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Caleb J. Petzoldt.

The investigation was conducted by the Jamestown Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Conviction on the charge carries a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.