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De Blasio: No threats against police amid Baltimore violence

April 28, 2015 Associated Press
Smoke billows from a CVS Pharmacy store in Baltimore on Monday. Demonstrators clashed with police after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. AP Photo/Juliet Linderman
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Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying he is not aware of any threats against police in New York City in the wake of violence in Baltimore.

At least seven police officers were injured in Baltimore on Monday after a confrontation with a large group hours after the funeral of a man who died in police custody.

At least one police car was also damaged.

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The violence came after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody. The circumstances of his death remains unknown.

Baltimore police say there’s a “credible threat” against law enforcement there.

There were widespread protests in New York last year after Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by police.

De Blasio condemned the violence in Maryland.


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