Police on Long Island are investigating what they call credible threats to murder officers after the accused East Coast leader of the MS-13 gang was arraigned on murder and drug trafficking charges.
Authorities say there were at least two credible threats linked to MS-13 members to execute Hempstead Village police officers.
“MS-13 wants to threaten a cop in this county, MS-13 is going to get an answer,” Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said.
Ryder said it is a fight that cops will not back down from. It started with a credible threat picked up by the Hempstead Police Department Wednesday afternoon to assassinate men and women in uniform.
MS-13 allegedly said, “Too many arrests. Time to take back the streets like we did in El Salvador.” Officials say the threat was delivered to them by an informant.