Fayetteville police receive ‘reliable information’ about threats to officers

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Following police shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa, Fayetteville police said it has received information about threats against officers.

The Department said reliable information about the threats has come from concerned citizens in the wake of recent officer-involved shootings.

The threats include violence against officers conducting traffic stops this weekend.

“The Fayetteville Police Department is asking family members to talk with your loved ones about what has occurred in our nation and if they have concerns, we are open to dialogue and addressing how we can better serve our community.”

The threats come as chaos has engulfed Charlotte following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.


Scott, 43, was killed Tuesday while police were serving a warrant at a Charlotte apartment complex.

In Tulsa, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot and killed after officials said an officer stopped to investigate a vehicle in the middle of a road.

If you know of a threat against law enforcement or have concerns, you can call 911 or contact Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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