THREE ARRESTED and One More At Large in Plot to Murder Baton Rouge Police (VIDEO)
Three men were arrested in a plot to murder Baton Rouge police.
The men were arrested after the broke into a pawn shop to steal weapons for the attack.
From left, Antonio Thomas, 17, Trashone Coats, 23, and Malik Bridgewater, 20. Baton Rouge Police Department. (NBC News)
One suspect remains at large in the plot to kill Baton Rouge police officers.
A fourth suspect remains at large.
NBC News reported:
A suspect remains at large in an alleged plot to kill officers after the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling at a Louisiana store, authorities said Tuesday.
Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said at a news conference that the plot, had it been carried out, would have caused “substantial harm to police in the Baton Rouge area.”
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the plot was uncovered following a robbery Saturday shortly after midnight at a pawn shop where eight handguns and a BB rifle were stolen. Two of the handguns have yet to be recovered, he said.
Two men — Antonio Thomas, 17, and Malik Bridgewater, 20 — were arrested on firearms and burglary charges. A third, Trashone Coats, 23, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
A fourth, whose identity isn’t known, is believed to be still at large, along with the two missing handguns, police said.
A 13-year-old boy, who wasn’t identified because he’s a juvenile, was also taken into custody in connection with the burglary, police said later in a statement.