The Press Herald has received emails threatening an attack against the Portland Police Department. The Maine paper says that two staffers received the email Wednesday morning. The email came from someone named Espen Brungodt, but whether that person actually sent the email could not be verified. Police Chief Mike Saushuck spoke with media at Portland City Hall at 11:30 a.m. EST. Since the threats have been made, the Portland Police have posted armed officers outside of their station. Following the threat, Portland, Maine, has closed their courthouse and administrative offices for the rest of the dya.
The email in question reads:
“Time for more police to die. We are getting our Sig Sauer MCX .223-caliber rifles ready, and very soon, my partners will head down to Portland Police Department on 109 Middle St. There they will shoot and kill as many police officers as they can. Meanwhile, I will get into position at the top of Cumberland County Parking Garade on 188 Newbury St. I have booby trapped the garage with explosives, so don’t go there. Time to take actions. More dead cops.”
Update: According to Portland PD, the suspect who made the threats has been arrested and the threat has been nullified. They will address the media again later today.
The attacks are said to take place at a Cumberland County Parking Garage at 188 Newbury Street, and at the Portland Police Department at 109 Middle Street. The Cumberland County parking garage on Newbury Street was locked down for a couple of hours to investiage the threat.
Also, a Twitter user by the name of John Mackenzie, who joined Twitter in October 2015, using the handle @BrownClown42, tweeted the following three Tweets, with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter:
Police Chief Mike Sauschuck recently addressed the media about the threat:
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