The FBI has issued a nationwide warning to police officers to be on high alert this Halloween holiday.
The Bureau has warned that a group called the National Liberation Militia, an anarchist group, has called for people to “revolt” and target police officers on Halloween.
According to the NY Post:
The group has recommended that members wear typical Halloween masks and use weapons such as bricks, bottles and firearms, according to the release.
The NYPD Intelligence Bureau is monitoring the threat, and there is no known link between the threat and New York City law enforcement specifically, the FBI said.
According to an FBI statement, as reported by CBS News:
“As part of the continuous dialogue with our law enforcement partners, the FBI routinely shares information about potential threats to better enable law enforcement to protect the communities they serve. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
Allen West Online pointed out that there doesn’t seem to be a well known group called the National Liberation Militia, but there is a prominent group called the New Black Liberation Militia.
Hopefully the threats are unfounded, but stay safe out there. Halloween would certainly make it easier for troublemakers to disguise their identities and get close to officers without too much suspicion.