Reports say that graffiti threatening to kill police officers was found in a district of Queens, New York Monday.
The find adds to the rising state of alert for the NYPD, which has already been on high alert after the December assassination of two officers. The murders, along with increasing threats against the police, have grown in the last month as protests over purported cases of police brutality have coursed through the city.
The graffiti, reading “PSA-9 ‘n’ 107 Pct R Next to Die,” was discovered in the basement of a public housing building in Pomonok, Queens.
The projects are policed by officers of the 107th Precinct.
By Christmas, six people had been arrested in New York City for making threats to police on social media or in conversations overheard by others.
The Big Apple isn’t alone in the Empire State. Police in Mount Vernon, New York also recently arrested a man for making threats against the lives of police on social media.
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