The Dallas Police Department headquarters was placed on lockdown after a credible threat was made on Saturday, July 9.
According to ABC affiliate WFAA News, the threat made against Dallas police is being “taken seriously” and is considered to be a “serious threat.”
The Dallas Police Department SWAT team was deployed to the headquarters on Saturday afternoon after “learning of a threat made by a group from Houston claiming to be armed,” according to the news outlet.
Officers have reportedly started a city-wide roll call to ensure that all Dallas police officers are OK.
According to Dallas News, the doors to the department’s complex on South Lamar Street were locked and officers are standing guard outside. BuzzFeed reporter Ali Watkins, who is on the scene, tweeted that reporters and news crews were being moved back from the building.
The threat comes just two days after a sole gunman killed five Dallas Police Department officers and wounded seven more in a sniper attack at a peaceful protest.