Law enforcement on high alert after gang threats

Law Enforcement in Mississippi are on high alert after the Mississippi Department of Public Safety received information of a credible threat made against them.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 7:31 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 9:31 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Law Enforcement in Mississippi are on high alert after the Mississippi Department of Public Safety received information of a credible threat made against them.

It comes less than 48 hours after U.S. Marshals shot and killed a man in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said the FBI notified his office on Thursday of a threat several gangs made against law enforcement.

The sheriff said the threat is related to the shooting death of Brandon Webber who was shot and killed by Marshals in Memphis.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said Webber's father made the threat against law enforcement Wednesday night calling for retaliation for the death of his son.

Johnson said threats are not new to him, but he is taking it seriously because it involves multiple gangs.

Johnson said no threats were made to a specific location or department, but all law enforcement should be aware.

According to Marshall Fisher, the Department of Public Safety Commissioner, all law enforcement are encouraged to cover up their apparel when out in public.

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