NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Six New Yorkers have been arrested in connection with threats against the NYPD, CBS2 reported.
The arrests come after assessments into hundreds of online postings and calls to 911 and 311, WCBS 880's Monica Miller reported. The reviews have resulted in approximately 40 threat investigations.
Elvin Payamps, 38, was arrested Wednesday after police received a 911 call from a man who said he overheard someone talking on his cell phone about killing cops and saying he had guns at his home.
Police said they circulated a description of the suspect and started canvassing the area near 79-55 Metropolitan Avenue, where the call came from.
NYPD Makes Arrests After Online Threats
Payamps matched the description and was seen getting into a car nearby, police said. He was arrested after being spotted with a bag of marijuana, police said.
A search of his home turned up a shotgun, pistol, two bulletproof vests and brass knuckles, police said.
He faces weapons and drug charges.
Mayor Bill De Blasio hailed news of the arrest as a "terrific example" of community and police working together.
Two others arrested in connection with various threats are teenagers from Brooklyn.
They're charged with making terroristic threats in messages posted on Facebook. Others face charges of reporting false incidents, Miller reported.
Security remains tight outside the 79th and 81st precinct station houses in Brooklyn, which were specifically named as targets.
Engine Company 222 Temporarily Relocated Out Of Abundance Of Caution
The Baltimore-based prison gang called the "Black Guerrilla Family" reportedly issued the threats against the precincts, according to 1010 WINS.
The threats come after the ambush murder of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The two were gunned down in their patrol car Saturday in an attack apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
The FDNY said Wednesday they've temporarily relocated the personnel and equipment at Engine Company 222, which shares the same building as the 81st precinct.
The move was made out of an abundance of caution, the FDNY said.
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