Baton Rouge Police: Suspects Stole Guns to Murder Officers

They say the alleged plot has been foiled, though one suspect remains at large
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2016 6:07 PM CDT
Police march toward protesters in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday.   (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
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(Newser) – "This was an actual, credible threat," says Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson of an alleged plot to kill police officers that officials say they foiled in Baton Rouge. NOLA.com and ABC News report three of four suspects who broke into the Cash America Pawn store on Saturday afternoon—days after Tuesday's police shooting of Alton Sterling—and stole eight guns have been arrested; the fourth remains at large, along with two stolen handguns.

Police say the first suspect, who was quickly arrested, gave up details of the alleged plan: to source guns and ammunition and go after police. The pawnshop owner says no ammunition was taken. With one suspect and some of the guns still at play, the threat is considered active. (Read more Baton Rouge stories.)

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