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Alleged shooter inside Bronx precinct indicted, officers told to stay vigilant

Posted: 8:25 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 21:24:16-05

THE BRONX — The man accused of shooting an officer inside of an NYPD precinct station house was indicted Friday on 12 counts of attempted murder.

Robert Williams, 45, was accused to walking into the 41st Precinct station house in Longwood in the Bronx and opening fire. One officer was shot in the arm.

Williams is accused of shooting an officer in a police vehicle nearby just about 12 hours earlier.

The hearing Friday lasted just minutes, with dozens of officers packing the court room to face the man they say went on a violent rampage and shot two of their own over the weekend.

Thursday, a police union shared a message sent to officers claiming there was a "credible threat" against them, and to remain vigilant.

Friday, Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch told officers to "be ready at any moment."