A report by the Baltimore Sun states city police officers received a “credible threat” that rival gangs have teamed up to “take out” law enforcement officers.
Baltimore Police tweeted a statement about the threat Monday morning:
According to Baltimore Police, they have been informed that members of “various gangs” have partnered up in order to attack police. The gangs involved include the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips.
“Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers,” police said.
Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, the chief spokesman of the agency, said he could not go into detail about how the information was received or why it was deemed credible. Kowalczyk did not say whether or not the information was linked to the protest over the death of Freddie Gray.
It was also reported by The Daily Beast that the Bloods and Crips were also working with the Nation of Islam in peace-keeping efforts. Carlos Muhammad, a minister at Nation of Islam’s Mosque No. 6. Was quoted saying, “We can unite and stop killing one another, and the Bloods and the Crips can help rebuild their community.”