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Threat prompts SWAT response at Dallas PD headquarters

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 21:04:49-04

UPDATE:   (CNN) — A search for a suspicious person in the parking garage at Dallas police headquarters turned up no suspect or strange items, the department tweeted Saturday night. Officers and police dogs searched the three-story facility for several hours. It was unclear who reported the suspicious person.

UPDATE as of 5:55 p.m. MT:  Dallas Police have begun tweeting about the incident, and they said reports that shots were fired are incorrect. Police used a device to breach a door.

Dallas PD has also asked reporters to move back from the scene, and they’ve asked media to end livestream video coverage of the area to protect the officers involved. Police are searching a parking garage for a suspicious person.

Previous story continues below:

DALLAS — Police in Dallas are reportedly on high alert Saturday after an anonymous threat was made against law enforcement, and SWAT personnel are among those creating a heightened level of security.

Dallas News reports the department’s headquarters went to high alert just days after five officers were killed during a protest downtown.

“The Dallas Police Department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has taken precautionary measures to heightened security,” a statement provided to Dallas News by the department read.

Video from the scene showed the response.

Dallas News reports the doors to the complex are locked and officers were seen inside taking “defensive stances.” A source reportedly said the building was on lock down, but that detail was not confirmed in the official statement.

WFAA’s Rebecca Lopez and Jason Whitely tweeted several photos from the scene. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.