Police are on high alert after receiving “credible” threats targeting two of their Brooklyn precincts days after the execution-style murders of two NYPD officers, according to the Sergeants Benevolence Association.
In tweets posted Tuesday night by the SBA, they warn of the Black Guerrilla Family, which allegedly threatened to “storm” the 79th and 81st Precincts and “shoot it out” with officers inside.
Important info re credible attack from a CI: Black Guerilla Family to storm the 079/081 Pct Station Houses & shoot it out with MOS.
— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 24, 2014
The PIX11 report also indicated the security at the 81st had been beefed up with an ESU (Emergency Services Unit) presence.The SBA told NYPD officers to travel in pairs and to carry their weapons at all times (both on and off-duty which I figured was already the norm.)
The NY Daily News has more on the increased security at both precincts.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.