Suspect at Large in Terrorist Plot Against Police

Suspect at Large in Terrorist Plot Against Police

Terrorist plot against police

Suspect at Large in Terrorist Plot Against Police

A terrorist plot to kill Baton Rouge police officers has been uncovered, and one of the suspect is still at large. The threat was uncovered after some of the suspects were caught after stealing a large number of firearms, which they would presumably use to carry out their attack. Three of the terrorist suspects at in custody, but with one still on the loose. The fourth suspect has not yet been identified. Law enforcement in the area need to be especially vigilant.

NBC News reports:

Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said at a news conference that the plot, had it been carried out, would have caused “substantial harm to police in the Baton Rouge area.”

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the plot was uncovered after a robbery Saturday shortly after midnight at a pawn shop where at least eight firearms were stolen. All were handguns, and all but two of them have been recovered, police said.

Four people were involved in the plot, Dabadie said — one of them just 13 years old. Three have been arrested, but the fourth — whose identity isn’t known — remains at large, he said.

At the scene, one of the suspects revealed “real, credible evidence” that law enforcement officers were to have been targeted, Dabadie said.

Edmonson said that as long as the suspect remains free, all local law enforcement officers are under a “credible threat.”

All of the officials at the news conference — including the head of the Baton Rouge office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — variously described the threat as “real,” “substantial” and “credible.”

Authorities said they couldn’t reveal more details because the investigation is active and undercover officers remain the field.

We will keep you updated as the situation continues to unfold.