UPDATE: An arrest has been made and the threat has been "nullified."
UPDATE: Portland Police make arrest in case of threats against police. https://t.co/1n1EsD0O6J— Kim Block (@KimWGME) August 3, 2016
UPDATE II: The man arrested is a native of Norway.
BREAKING: @PolicePortland arrest Espen Brungodt, 28 of Norway (the country, not Maine) for threats against police— Jennifer Long (@JenniferWGME) August 3, 2016
A parking garage in Portland, ME was shut down after various news outlets in Maine received emailed threats saying that policemen were going to be killed. A Twitter account using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter also tweeted threats saying that police officers were also going to be shot and killed with a rifle.
The garage was swept by K9 units and no explosives were found. Police remain vigilant in ensuring that all officers stay safe.
The Cumberland County Courthouse has also been evacuated.
Last month, 18 people were arrested after blocking an intersection in Portland's Old Port for several hours.