Dallas Police Department on Lockdown After Receiving Threat from Anonymous Group (UPDATED)


Only two days after Dallas observed the death of five police officers and the injury of seven others, the city’s police department is now apparently on lockdown after a troubling message was sent their way.

WFAA-TV reports that a SWAT team has assembled outside Dallas Police’s HQ for the past hour after learning of a threat from an unknown group from Houston. The group is reportedly armed and is heading to the city in order to harm police officers.

The city remains on high alert after law enforcement officials were targeted in a gunman’s attack during a Thursday night Black Lives Matter protest. Multiple people have taken to Twitter to post photos of the SWAT vehicles and other safety measures that are currently set up outside the police department.

UPDATE — 7:07 p.m. ET: Dallas police officials are directing media personnel to get behind their safety blockades.

UPDATE — 7:20 p.m. ET: Police are continuing to develop a safety perimeter for the immediate area outside the building.

UPDATE — 7:51 p.m. ET: The Dallas Police Department says they are looking for a suspicious person or vehicle inside a garage behind their building. They are also addressing reports of gunshots that are circulating online.

UPDATE — 8:12 p.m. ET: Police say they have finished their first sweep of the garage without finding a new cause for alarm.

UPDATE — 8:54 p.m. ET: The police have concluded their search of the garage, and it seems that the area is being given the all-clear.

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