Days after a man allegedly threatened to kill acting San Francisco Police Chief Toney Chaplin, another threat to kill officers has been made, according to police.
In the latest incident, an unknown male called the Ingleside Station and the dispatch center Wednesday, saying he would pay anyone $15,000 to kill a San Francisco police officer.
No arrest has been made in that case, but police are already on high alert following two recent high profile police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. Since then the department has directed officers to pair up for protection.
“Around 9:45 last night our Ingleside station received a phone call,” said police spokesperson Officer Giselle Talkoff. “We know that it was an anonymous male.”
Since then the Special Operations Unit is investigating, as is routine in such incidents, and are trying to back track the phone number.
“This isn’t unusual for us to received threats, its just the nature of our job. We do take them very seriously. It’s a felony offense,” she said.
Meanwhile, Donald Hoganson, 60, was taken into custody this week after allegedly posting a threat on social media against Chaplin, police said.
And last week a group of officers in the Potrero Hill neighborhood thought that gunfire coming from nearby was directed at them, though it was determined to have been targeting someone else.