Denver-area law enforcement agencies are on alert after someone called the Aurora Police Department’s 911 center and threatened to start shooting officers.
“It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments,” the caller said in a message left Sunday evening. “Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear, shooting down all cops that we see by theirselves (sic).”
“This will go for the Sheriff’s Department. You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired.”
CNN affiliate KDVR-TV in Denver obtained audio of the message.
Aurora police described the message to CNN as an “alarming call” that they shared with neighboring agencies. The department did not discuss police tactics in response to it.
“I’m not surprised by the call,” Aurora Police Association President Bob Wesner said. “People make threats to police all the time, but very rarely do we get anything involving folks wanting to shoot at the police.”
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