BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) - 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
At least one of the precincts took extra precaution and beefed up their security by adding emergency service units, according to a photo taken inside the 81st Precinct lobby (as seen above) and obtained by PIX11 News.
SBA told officers to carry their firearms at all times - on duty and off - and to stay in pairs.
On Saturday, officers Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32, were killed by gunman while they were sitting in their patrol cars outside Tompkins Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.