AR police take extra precaution after threat against department - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

AR police take extra precaution after threat against department

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WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) -

Law enforcement officials in Arkansas are taking extra precautions.

Helena-West Helena police officers are now working  in pairs after a threat was made against the department.

Police Chief Virgil Green said he learned about the threat after an officer shot a man last Tuesday.

An officer was investigating reports of people shooting at each other from cars. One of the men got out of a car holding an assault rifle. When he turned towards police with the gun, the officer shot him in the chest.

Chief Green said someone threatened that an unnamed gang might retaliate against police.

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