An undocumented immigrant who allegedly threatened to shoot NYPD cops is expected to eventually be deported, law enforcement sources said Friday.
A high-ranking source added that there was no connection between the suspect and would-be Bronx cop assassin Robert Williams.
Homeland Security arrested the latest suspected cop-hater, Armando Clemente-Ramos, on Thursday evening after he made the threat, and he is currently being held by the feds on immigration charges, a law enforcement source said. He is eventually expected to face federal charges over the alleged threat and be deported, sources said.
It is unclear how the feds got wind of the threat, but it was serious enough to the NYPD to trigger a department-wide alert, urging cops to “be vigilant and alert.” A police source said Clemente-Ramos threatened to shoot city officers.
The alert of the “credible threat” specifically warned cops in the 41st Precinct — where Williams allegedly opened fire on cops in two separate incidents over the weekend, injuring two officers.
Williams, 45, was charged in the shootings and appeared in court Friday.
Police sources previously told The Post that Clemente-Ramos’s case could be connected to the pair of shooting less than 12 hours apart, with some investigators questioning whether Williams pulled the trigger in the first shooting on Saturday night. But the high-ranking source Friday dispelled any previous doubt the shootings, saying cops believe that the same gun was used in both shootings, and Williams pulled the trigger.
A Homeland Security rep said in a statement, “Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was made aware of a threat to the law-enforcement community here in New York City. As a result, HSI special agents investigated the threat and subsequently made an arrest.”
The agency refused further comment.
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