The Black Guerrilla Family gang sent an armed gunman into a Baltimore police station Tuesday to test security, police said.
Police said the man was sent to the Northeastern District station.
Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has called the incident “alarming.” Batts said he is calling a meeting of other agencies to put them on notice about Tuesday’s incident.
In December, there were warnings issued that the BGF might be targeting police officers. The gang also threatened to “storm” NYPD precincts and “shoot it out” with police.
WMAR has more details:
A man with a handgun and drugs was arrested inside the Baltimore Police Department’s Northeast District station after the man said he was sent to the precinct to “probe security,” police officials said.
The man told police that was sent to the station on orders from the Black Guerrilla Family, although police are interviewing the suspect to the confirm that authenticity of his claim.
The man claiming ties to the gang was taken into custody at about 8:45 a.m., according to Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.
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