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Dallas police SWAT team members stay in a holding position in front of the Dallas Police Department headquarters which was locked down after an anonymous threat was reported in Dallas, Texas, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSH3Y0

Dallas Police In Manhunt After Threat Received

WT24 Desk

Dallas Police have given the all-clear after an anonymous threat against officers prompted a search of a nearby building, agencies report.The police department received the threat on Saturday afternoon local time and it reportedly contained a message about a group coming from Houston with the intent to kill officers.

One person from the Houston group was spotted in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, according to CBS. A man in black was spotted running into the police carpark building and officers were seen running around nearby with guns drawn.

Police said they are searching for a suspicious person in the parking building, although about an hour later they gave the all-clear without further details. No suspicious person or items were found.

The tension comes after five officers were shot dead by sniper Micah Johnson during a protest in the city on Thursday night. Seven other officers and two civilians were injured. Johnson, a 25-year-old believed to have been acting alone, was killed by a police bomb squad robot.

Other police departments in the US have also received threats, which come after the publication of videos showing police shooting black men in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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