UPDATE: A video has emerged which shows a man being dragged out of a store and beaten by the mob
— Joe Talaiver (@jtalaiver) April 27, 2015
UPDATE: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in Baltimore. Hogan has also activated the National guard in the wake of increasing violence and the credible threat issued by the Baltimore PD.
UPDATE: A report has just come across the wire of a possible gunman at Towson University, which is located in Baltimore. The news came via the Towson University Twitter account, which advised people to stay away from the area while the search for the potential gunman goes on.
Paul Gordon Collier- In the wake of the statements by the Baltimore Mayor that she would ‘give space to those who seek to destroy’, this recent credible threat issued by the Baltimore Police Department is particularly disconcerting to the residents of the city.
According to the threat issued by the Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Baltimore Police Department, there is a credible threat to that a number of street gangs are coordinating their efforts to target Baltimore police officers for assassination. The exact phrase issued was that the gangs were working to ‘take out’ police officers in the city of Baltimore.
Here is the full Credible threat distributed to media:
CREDIBLE THREAT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Baltimore, Md., April 27, 2015 – The Baltimore Police Department / Criminal Intelligence Unit has received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to “take-out” law enforcement officers.
This is a credible threat. Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers. Notification will be sent via NLETS. Further information will be sent through appropriate channels.
Media is requested to distribute this information to the public and law enforcement nationwide.
For more information please contact the Media Relations Section at 410-396-2012