'Black Guerilla' Gang Threatens To 'Shoot It Out' With NYPD Cops At Two Precincts

Aaron Homer

A violent prison gang known as The Black Guerilla Family has issued what the NYPD are calling "credible threats" against two precincts in the city, WPIX (New York) is reporting.

Late Tuesday night, the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), a union representing about 5,000 sergeants within the NYPD, according to Huffington Post, sent a tweet indicating that a confidential informant had warned that the gang had planned to "storm" two precincts and "shoot it out" with cops inside.

— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 24, 2014

BGF members are highly influential within the prison system and are known to recruit correctional facility staff to aid their illegal activities. In addition, BGF is actively involved in drug trafficking, extortion, and violent crimes within the prison system. Cocaine and marijuana sales account for the majority of the gang's income.

— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 21, 2014

"Cowardly threats of violence against the brave men and women of our police force will not be tolerated. New York City stands with our police officers in this time of tragedy, as we do every day, and our city will not be intimidated by those spouting hateful, violent messages. We will protect the men and women who protect us."

[Image courtesy of: WNYW]