ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - In the wake of the Dallas police shooting, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said his department received a "vague threat."
“We do have a vague threat to Orlando police officers that we found out about this morning,” said Police Chief John Mina during a Friday morning press conference. “We are thoroughly investigating. All of our officers know about this vague threat and we will bring those people to justice if there are charges developed because of that threat."
Tensions are running high across the country after 5 Dallas Police officers were killed and several others were hurt.
"Anytime our men and women in blue are targeted because of the uniform they wear it saddens us,” said Chief Mina.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he had already told officers to be on high alert.
His warning to his police department comes after two black men were killed by police earlier this week, in two separate incidents one in Minnesota and the other in Louisiana. Chief Mina said threats have been made against the department Friday morning.
"I can't go into where that vague threat came from or how we received it other than we have a vague threat to Orlando police officers and that we are investigating that,” Chief Mina stated.
Chief Mina said his entire department is aware of this threat and told his officers to be cautious, especially after dealing the Pulse nightclub shooting nearly a month ago.
“It’s ok for people to voice their opinions but it’s not ok to damage property, it is not ok to threaten people or threaten law enforcement and it’s certainly not ok to target law enforcement officers,” said Chief Mina.