Two Dallas police buildings blocked off after department receives threat

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DALLAS – A Dallas police spokeswoman says the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

At least two Dallas Police Department buildings are now blocked off, with numerous police vehicles and armed officers outside.

Officers in helmets carrying rifles were outside the buildings Saturday evening. Police also are standing outside a building behind police headquarters.

It wasn’t immediately clear what police are investigating. Maj. Thomas Castro says several general threats have been made against Dallas police, though nothing specific.

Police also have shut down a street in front of the department’s headquarters amid the heightened police presence.

Reporters are being told to move away from the area.

5 Dallas police officers were killed and 7 were injured during a shooting at a protest Thursday night. The suspect was later killed by police during a standoff.