(New York) Police have increased security at two New York City stationhouses while investigating threats against them in the wake of the deadly shootings of two officers last weekend.
As of early this morning NYPD swat team members were stationed 79th and 81st precinct stationhouses after a member of the Baltimore-based Black Guerrilla Family was allegedly overheard planning a ‘shoot out’ at those locations.
Emergency Services Unit officers were stationed at those same Brooklyn precincts as of Tuesday.
Police said on Wednesday they were remaining vigilant while investigating the origin of the threats.
A confidential informant told cops about rumors of a gang plot to ‘shoot it out’ at the station houses, reported the NY Post.
The gang member who supposedly made the threat served three years in jail for robbery and attempted murder, reports the NY Post.
Cops were varied in their opinion of how serious the threat was to their safety.
A senior police official told the NY Post, ‘We’re investigating that threat, but at this time, it does not appear to be credible.’
President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Ed Mullins, seemed to think the threat was a cause for concern. (read more)