An anarchist group may use Halloween as a cover-up to ambush police officers in cities across the country, the FBI said on Oct. 26.
The National Liberation Militia, an extremist group, encouraged supporters to distract law enforcement officers and attack them in an event dubbed “Halloween Revolt,” according to the New York Post. The NYPD is said to be monitoring the threat.
NYPD union head Patrick Lynch over the weekend called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films after the director participated in an anti-police rally, Fox News reports. The rally was held after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed.
“It’s not a surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater too,” Lynch said, according to Fox News. “The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies – they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem.”
On Oct. 27, the FBI said it consistently shares information about threats with law enforcement officers. The bureau also urged the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.