At least 2 Dallas police buildings blocked off

Dallas Police respond after shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Dallas protestors rallied in the aftermath of the killing of Alton Sterling by police officers in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile, who was killed by police less than 48 hours later in Minnesota. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

DALLAS, Texas (WNCN and AP) — At least two Dallas Police Department buildings are now blocked off, with numerous police vehicles and armed officers outside.

Officers in helmets carrying rifles were outside the buildings Saturday evening. Police also are standing outside a building behind police headquarters.

Media in Dallas reported Saturday afternoon that Dallas Police Headquarters is on lockdown after a threat that was “taken seriously” by police, reports indicated.

WFAA reported that the lockdown went into effect just after 4 p.m. after a threat made by a group in Houston, which claimed to be armed.

Meanwhile SWAT was deployed to the headquarters area after police learned of the threat in which the group from Houston was driving to Dallas to “cause harm,” KHOU-TV in Houston reported.

CBS Local in Dallas reported that police were concerned about threats of “a group coming from Houston with the intent to kill officers.”

Five police officers were shot and killed during an ambush attack during a protest in Dallas on Thursday.

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