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Waco, Bellmead PD: Post threatening violence at local businesses not valid

Waco Police Department
Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 22:36:14-04

The Waco and Bellmead Police Departments are assuring the community that a social media post threatening violence against local businesses is not valid.

The Waco Police Department said they have been made aware of social media posts about possible violence at local businesses this weekend. According to Sgt. Patrick Swanton, the alleged rumor is that the post came from a family member of a police officer.

Sgt. Swanton said the department has no reason to believe the post is valid.

The Bellmead Police Department said they were also made aware of posts detailing possible violence at local businesses this weekend. Bellmead PD said none of the rumors have any substantial intelligence behind them.

Both departments would like to remind the community to be vigilant for any potential danger, to be aware of your surroundings, and report any suspicious behavior or activity.