Report of man with grenade puts Fort Lauderdale police headquarters on high alert

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a grenade threat on Thursday afternoon at headquarters.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police officers at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s headquarters were on high alert on Thursday afternoon.

According to Detective Ali Adamson, a spokeswoman for FLPD, a threatening man called shortly before 1:30 p.m. to say that he was at the station’s parking lot.

“The male additionally stated that he had a grenade and that he wanted to shoot a police officer,” Adamson wrote.

A police officer stands at the entrance of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department on Thursday after a threatening phone call. (Copyright 2022 by WPLG - All rights reserved.)

Detectives were working to determine the credibility of the alleged threat at 1300 W. Broward Blvd.

“We have not located the suspect,” Adamson wrote.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Detectives take precautions after a caller made threats Thursday on the headquarters of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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