MS-13 May Target Off-Duty Police Officers at Home

The NYPD is warning police officers about the possibility that the MS-13 gang is planning to target officers particularly when they are off-duty.

“Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue,” reads a police bulletin which asserts that the gang members would carry out the attacks “to gain street credibility.” The bulletin also notes that “these members are conducting reconnaissance of [officers’] private residences.”

“Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially by an organization like MS-13 which we already know is uber violent and has killed numerous people throughout the country if not throughout the world, this has to be taken serious,” said former FBI agent Manny Gomez.