Dallas police: No suspect found in garage search after anonymous threat
DALLAS – A search for a suspicious person in the parking garage at Dallas police headquarters turned up no suspect nor strange items.
Officers and police dogs searched the three-story facility for several hours. It was unclear who reported the suspicious person.
Security was heightened at headquarters and a search of the parking garage was launched Saturday evening after the department reportedly received an anonymous threat.
No shots were fired and Dallas police HQ wasn’t on lockdown, police said.
Dallas police did shut down a street in front of the department’s headquarters and there was a heightened police presence near the building.
A Dallas police spokeswoman said the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.
An armored vehicle was moved to near the department’s downtown headquarters late Saturday afternoon and heavily armed officers were seen walking nearby. Members of the public were still able to walk about freely around the building.
Other departments around the country have been receiving threats. They follow videos involving police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the killing of five police officers by a sniper in Dallas.