NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty.

CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports that in a bulletin the NYPD put out this alert: “Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue.”

The bulletin says that the gang members would carry out the attacks on off-duty officers “in order to gain street credibility.”

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While the threat has not been substantiated, law enforcement experts say this cannot be taken lightly.

“Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially by an organization like MS-13 which we already know is uber violent and has killed numerous people throughout the country if not throughout the world, this has to be taken serious,” said former FBI agent Manny Gomez.

The gang’s reign of terror has spread widely, particularly in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties and includes murder, drugs, child prostitution and racketeering.

The bulletin suggests the gang may be looking to target police officers off-duty near their homes, warning that “these members are conducting reconnaissance of MOS private residences”

“They are going above and beyond what any other gang does, and the scary part is that we already know that they legitimately carry out their threats and they are extremely violent,” said Gomez.

Police are warning law enforcement to take extra precautions and not to let their guard down particularly when they are in and around their homes and off duty.

They say that includes changing routines whenever possible.

Comments (69)
  1. All MS13 need to rounded up and burned alive

  2. junglecogs says:

    And with NYC’s tyrannical firearm laws, the police will be forced stand all alone.

  3. Jim M. Ryles says:

    When the civil war begins MS-13 will be the least of the progressive liberal socialist traitors problems…..thank God they are dis-arming themselves…sheep to the slaughter.

  4. Frank Walker says:

    NY is a sanctuary state. Am so HAPPY I do not live there!!

  5. Jim Guelde says:

    Here in Wyoming, we have very few migrants. We also have gun friendly laws and Constitutional Carry (no permit needed for residents to carry concealed). People ask me why I carry a 10 millimeter…. Simple… they don’t yet make an 11 millimeter. Anyway… the combination of no swarms of migrants, along with a heavily armed citizenry makes for a safe and secure environment.

    The average felony assault takes just 45 seconds, start to finish. The average response time to a ‘911’ call is 8 minutes. Do the math.

  6. Jim Guelde says:

    America is being flooded with third world barbarians. Build the wall!

  7. Thomas Jeffery Egleston says:

    What? The children of God want to murder people? Preposterous! Or is it Pelosious?

  8. Bang Stick says:

    Good thing they got all those gun laws in place! MS-13 will have to use rocks or something.

  9. Steve Campbell says:

    This story can not be true because I understand that guns are pretty much outlawed in New York.

  10. Jose Ortega says:

    The fraternity is tired of be pushed around by the police. They’re lashing out. The police should sit down with them to iron out their differences

    1. What??? Sit down with MS-13??? What?? are you for real??? The only way they will be down in to be dead!

    2. Elena George says:

      Jose — you may as well as the Palestinians to sit down and iron out differences with the Israelis.

      MS-13 are criminals. LEOs put their lives on the line to stop crime.

    3. Your comment was sarcastic humor, right? Here’s another sarcastic humor comment for ya….the police should just quit the force and join MS-13. If ya can’t beat ’em—JOIN ‘EM!! lol…hahahahaha!!!

  11. Allan Jones says:

    MS 13 it’s nothing but a bunch of disadvantaged youth (Democrat definition) OR a gang of cold blooded, ruthless killers, drug dealers and human traffickers ….. (FACTUAL DEFINITION)

  12. Paul Slusarczyk says:

    As a retired Officer with 29 years, I believe New York’s finest SHOULD LAUNCH A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE ON ALL KNOWN MS-13 AND THOSE ASSOCIATED! All these Low Lives need to be DEPORTED ASAP! Meet resistance with Overwhelming force.

    1. In Body Bags. But they and their ilk are the Democraps base.

  13. Tomas Cruz says:

    I wonder which side Shumer and Gilabrand are cheering for.

    1. Dan Purcell says:

      You have to ask? MS 13 is Pelosi’s BFFs…and Schumer believes illegals are his future.

  14. Dan Purcell says:

    Funny, they call themselves a sanctuary city and this is what they get…so why are they complaining?

  15. Lonnie Griffis says:

    Good for MS-13. Maybe NYC will stop supporting illegals like what most MS-13 members in the US are….

  16. Albert Reichenbach says:

    But Chuck and Nancy say there is no crisis. This is all made up by the Trump administration. There is no danger. This must be more of that fake news. Don’t worry, officers. Just go about your normal routine. You are perfectly safe. The Democratic Party knows what is best for you. Don’t panic.

    1. Dan Purcell says:

      I suppose if there was a crisis this could be a big problem…but would the Democrats and their Fake News advocates lie to us?

  17. Keith Panco says:

    Meanwhile, the dims want to abolish ICE, the Federal agency finding and deporting MS-13.

  18. John E Walker says:

    Time to eradicate MS13 once and for all time.

  19. Bobby Sargent says:

    Or,,,, conduct raids on known MSNBC 13 gang hangouts and eradicate them like rabid animals that they are. Simple enough huh?

  20. Joey Smith says:

    These are domestic enemies if I ever saw one.

  21. Dave Hardesty says:

    The off duty cops then should then hit MS13 members anywhere that they find them.
    “What cha doin’ when your shift ends?” “Just goin’ over to the East Side to whack out some MS13 members, want to come along?” “Sure, sounds like fun.”

    Works for me. Cops are supposed to fight criminals anyway.

  22. Brad Kaplan says:

    LIBERALS are responsible for this. They encourage and promote the existence and growth of groups like this in our country. KNOW this about LIBERALS and treat them accordingly.

  23. Carter Gwynn says:

    Thank a progressive

  24. Mark Marchiafava says:

    It’s a shame foreigners have to do what Amerikans SHOULD be doing

  25. AL Crissman says:

    Im an X Prison Guard and I worked on Death Row for years. To those people oposed to building the wall heres a good example why we need it. I do feel sorry for the people fleeing the termol in other countries but ya gotta stop it to a point …..

  26. C O Jones says:

    That sounds like an FN emergency to me.

  27. Fasdf Fasdf says:

    And AOC wants to eliminate ICE. Who would that help? Not US…. only the ILLEGALS. She is a traitor!

  28. Jim M. Ryles says:

    Great maybe after a few cops and their families are wiped out the progressive liberal socialist dimwits in New York will get it……BUILD THE F-ING WALL!

  29. Pete Griff says:

    MS 13 needs to be classified as a terrorist organization as well as the cartels and can be SHOT ON SIGHT.

  30. Samuel Green says:

    Not having a secure southern border allows them to yo-yo right back across the porous southern border once they are deported.

  31. Kurt Smith says:

    So? We don’t care. We’re liberals up here. And you better keep your ICE maggots away, too.

  32. Isador Moti says:

    One gang of criminal thugs fighting another gang of criminal thugs. Whadya’ want from me?

    1. Ed Nolan says:

      Make sure when you need help to NEVER call a Cop.

    2. Nick Castro says:

      You say you don’t like cops now, but who are you going to call when someone robs your house and you need a cop to show up 6 hours later and tell you there is nothing they can do? Think about that.

  33. MS13 is allied with the Democrat party and never-Trumpers that have invited MS13 gang members to come on in to America and do your thing.

  34. We definitely need to make sure MS-13 are unimpeded by any wall as they illegally cross our borders.

  35. John Fogarty says:

    All the liberal politicians are very happy about this.

  36. Piper Rose says:

    Obama’s minions will love this. Since he first said “police acting stupidly” hundreds of officers have been injured or killed. His “Choom Gang” is more active than his HIGH school daze when he famously said, “I spent the last two years of high school in a daze.”

  37. Lucky for MS 13 that NYC is loves to give sanctuary to criminal illegal aliens!

  38. Michael Lake says:

    Who would have thought the ms-13 were the good guys. Anyways they should stop targetting the nypd. Plenty of corrupt police agencies across the country. If they want to be respected and even supported by the people, they need to start doing this in places like Cobb County, Ga, where the police corruption knows no end. Of course that is blood/crip territory, but maybe they can work out a peace deal against the peoples number 1 enemy.

    1. Mark Hillyard says:

      One of my favorite things to do is watch youtube videos of cops busting stupid people. It’s a thrill only exceeded by a naked woman cooking my chicken. (in a greasy pan of course)

  39. Back in 2014 city council made NYC a “sanctuary city”, one of the first in the nation. You reap what you sow.

    And as usual, innocent folks- in this case the NYPD officers – will be at risk, and not the politicians who are behind it all.

  40. To me all of the liberals in NY including the infant killer Andrew Cuomo, who have made NY and NYC a sanctuary state and city should be arrested as an accessory after the fact. Sneaking into the country is a crime. Protecting anyone who does so is an accessory after the fact, and they should be charged for EACH illegal they have assisted but sadly it seems we no longer have any prosecutors with balls in this country. The majority of MS-13 gang members in NY are illegals from El Salvador. WHAT the F are they doing here? Why are they being protected? The law is blindingly clear…

    18 U.S. Code § 3. Accessory after the fact

    “Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years.”

    1. Mark Hillyard says:

      Cool, we could enforce that and arrest most of the CA Assembly, mayors, and idiots in between.

  41. Robert Laird says:

    Poor immigration policies and lax policing and liberal courts have encouraged criminal activity. Forces individuals to protect their own families as vigilantes.

  42. That’s what happens when you don’t play to win, your Mayor is a communist, own your fail.

  43. In ten more years we will end up like Brazil. In Brazil the criminals are so blatant and bold that law enforcement are sending in sniper teams into their inner cities and shooting them on sight.

  44. The consequences of Democrat policies and a sympathetic media.

  45. Dudley Quigley says:

    Open borders and sanctuary cities, welcome to the Peoples Demokratic Republik of NY

  46. Bad move by MS13. Hope they are good swimmers.

  47. Russ Reecer says:

    Oh well, Elections have consequences I guess.

  48. malewurmhole says:

    MS13 are good hardworking folks that just want a better life. Way to go NY.

  49. David Swanick says:

    Oh well, Princess Andrew says “conservatives” have no place in “his state”, but MS-13 does. Meanwhile LEO enforces his gun grabbing edicts against law-abiding firearms owners instead of supporting their natural right to armed self defense.
    The phrase “you reap what you sew” comes to mind…

    1. Hugh Brady says:

      MS-13 is also in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, but for the most part, they keep a very low profile and when arrested it is for Drug Trafficking and not wholesale murders to create a “Street Rep”.. Reasons for this? Here is Oklahoma all of us are armed to the teeth, and we just passed the Constitutional Carry Law.. Ms-13 members are a lot of things, but Suicide is not one of their traits…They know if they try to start shooting and chopping people at random, they are going to find themselves in a real firefight with Okies who shoot first, and ask no questions…

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