NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is investigating what it’s calling a new “credible threat” to target officers in the Bronx, just four days after a violent weekend when police were targeted by multiple shootings including an attack inside the 41st Precinct.

One of the police unions posted to social media a warning about possible attacks meant to be shared with officers on duty and urging them to “remain vigilant and stay alert.” The NYPD confirmed to CBS2 they called the threat credible.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association shared a photo allegedly showing the internal memo about the 41st Precinct, the same place a gunman attacked on Sunday morning and left one lieutenant wounded in the arm.

The depicted message states: “INVESTIGATIVE UNITS HAVE RECEIVED A CREDIBLE THREAT OF AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MAY ATTEMPT TO SHOOT A NYPD MOS, IN PARTICULAR, A 41 PCT MOS. ALL MOS ARE BEING ADVISED TO BE VIGILANT AND ALERT. STATIONHOUSE SECURITY MUST BE POSTED ON ALL TOURS. PLEASE ADVISE ALL MOS AND CONTINUE TO READ THIS MESSAGE AT ROLL CALLS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.”

MOS, for “member of the service,” refers to officers on the police force. The NYPD is adding security to all police station houses across the city and urging police officers to stay alert.

There is no specific group or person associated with the threat at this time.

Two police officers were shot during a 12-hour span Saturday night into Sunday morning, allegedly by the same gunman.

The weekend suspect, identified as Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, initially shot at two officers, wounding one, as they sat in their marked police van in the Bronx, sources said, and later walked into the 41st Precinct, located at 1035 Longwood Avenue, and opened fire, wounding another officer.

After the street ambush on Saturday night, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea called the shooting “an assassination attempt at two New York City police officers.

Comments (15)
  1. scribeofsolomon0522 says:

    Ready to bring back capital punishment, NY?

  2. jiminhouston says:

    Mayor Deblabbermouth, YOU built this!

    1. scribeofsolomon0522 says:

      That’s Comrade DeBlabbermouth to you sir!

  3. will says:

    blue lives matter..death penalty for cop killers..don’t know WHY that precinct shooter is still alive with so many inhouse guns

  4. Scott V says:

    These people attacking the police are really stupid. Attacking police is giving them permission to hunt down and shoot criminals. Don’t be surprised to see more armored cars and police in full armor with assault rifles out patrolling these areas. The democrats are bring this on themselves and they are too ignorant to realize it.

  5. astralweeks says:

    Great job, mayor. You can claim credit.

  6. Warrior of GOD says:

    What do you expect with poor leadership they have now between the Mayor and the Police Commissioner…

  7. panbk says:

    Stay alert and SHOOT BACK, darn it. Аsshоles shooting at my employees should be killed…

  8. sandy says:

    It’s too late. New Yorkers are too just stupid. They elected a failed socialist bartender in AOC, and will be too stupid to vote her out of office next election. Do you think they are smart enough to see what’s happening and care about the police?

  9. David King says:

    It’s time for the NYPD officers, who are constantly maligned by the New York Times, and CNN and NBC, to stop protecting the premises and people of the The New York Times, CNN and NBC, from crime. Let them get their friends in the “progressive” community to protect them from criminals.

    1. scribeofsolomon0522 says:

      The criminals are their friends. Criminals are the left’s STORM TROOPERS

  10. JasonLeeJackson says:

    Robert Williams? I went to school with a Robert Williams.
    Boy he was hot…..sizzling. Oh wait, he was a white student.

  11. cincyfredo says:

    I was really surprised when that Robert Williams guy was taken alive.
    Must have been too many cameras. 20 years ago he has 60 bullets in him.

  12. mjkatzthewriter says:

    I pray for all these police officers to stay safe and alive. This is a very scary situation for anyone to have to be in!

    It’s a good thing that Robert Williams isn’t a very good shot. But even a blind squirrel gets lucky now and then. This shooter needs to be found and stopped before HE gets “lucky”…preferably in the same way HE’S trying to stop others!

    Live by the sword, die by the sword…No tears shed…no tax money wasted caring for an obvious killer.

  13. mikejavick says:

    We are at war with the anarchists -socialists who want to start a revolution..

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