No Suspect Found After Dallas Police Receive Anonymous Threat

By Jim Liao, Epoch Times
July 10, 2016 Updated: July 10, 2016    

Tensions were high in Dallas on Saturday afternoon after the Dallas Police Department received an anonymous threat—later found to be a false alarm.

Monica Cordova, a spokesperson for the Dallas Police, released the following statement: “The Dallas Police Department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has taken precautionary measures to heightened security.”

Police were notified that a suspicious person was in the parking garage next to its headquarters, likely dressed in black. SWAT teams were deployed to the site to apprehend the suspect, the department said.

There were several instances of false reporting during the incident. Sources had said that headquarters were put on lockdown around 4 p.m., reported WFAA-TV. However, its headquarters was never placed on lockdown.

There were other reports of shots fired at headquarter officers, which were also false.

Ultimately, no suspect was found during the search.

A second K9 search was also conducted for precautionary measures, as well as the searching of all three floors of the building, which all turned up nobody, police said.

The threat comes just a day after five Dallas police officers were shot and killed by a sniper during a protest downtown. The incident prompted the police department to lock down the city before cornering the shooting suspect and killing him. The suspect was identified as Micah Johnson.