An undercover paid informant has provided New York Police Department with information suggesting the militant Black Guerilla Family Gang is planning an attack on an NYPD precinct.
Carry your firearm at all times on duty & off, carry addtional mags & second weapons. Stay in pairs & be vigilant to people around you.
— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 24, 2014
Police forces have responded by deploying barricades and body armor wearing officers outside of the 79th precinct. The 73rd precinct has also been threatened.
Brooklyn: NYPD setup SWAT teams at two police precincts informant revealed a gang plot to shoot out those precincts. pic.twitter.com/hJNsRZ3pFK
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 24, 2014
There is some debate whether the man who shot and killed two on-duty NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Saturday December 20, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was a member of the Black Guerilla Family.
The threats came in the early hours of December 24, while streets were filled with protesters in several regions of NYC. Mayor De Blasio asked protesters to wait until after the memorial service before continuing to exercise their 1st amendment rights, a request that went unheeded by thousands.