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Task force arrests man in rap video case

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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 8:12 p.m.
 

A man accused of making a rap video that threatens Pittsburgh police was found by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday, hiding in the rafters in the attic of his co-defendant's home in Homewood.

Jamal Knox, 18, was awaiting arraignment in Night Court on charges of making terroristic threats and related crimes that were filed after he and Rashee Beasley, 21, of Garfield, were accused of making the musical video — which has appeared on YouTube — with lyrics such as “let's kill these cops ‘cause they ain't doing us no good,” police said.

Beasley, who was arrested in December and released on bond, was charged with hindering apprehension Tuesday after officers said he pretended he was Knox and accompanied them to police headquarters.

Knox also is charged with unlawful restraint and related crimes in connection with the beating of his teenage girlfriend.

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