Law enforcement officers detained 39-year-old nurse Nivian Petit Phelps on Thursday. According to court documents, the defendant “knowingly and willfully threatened to kill and injure the US Vice President.”
According to the secret service, the defendant sent several videos to her husband serving a prison sentence, expressing her anger over the 2020 election results, and also applied for a permit to carry a weapon. According to court documents, Phelps recorded five videos in which she threatened to kill Harris and named a specific day. It is noted that the woman’s threats fueled her belief that Harris “was not really black.”
The administration of the medical institution, where Phelps worked as a nurse for 20 years, announced that the woman would be fired.
According to the woman’s lawyer, his client “does not pose a real threat to the vice president” and only expressed indignation in communication with her husband. If Phelps is found guilty, she faces up to five years in prison.