He was “not the most radical of the four,” and the other three are still at large.
“Philadelphia Police, FBI Investigate New Threat Against Law Enforcement After Ambush, Shooting of Officer,” by Morgan Zalot, NBC10.com, January 10, 2016 (thanks to Steve):
Philadelphia Police are investigating an anonymous tip which claims a group affiliated with the man accused of shooting an officer in an ambush attack is threatening other officers in the city. NBC10’s Drew Smith has the details.
Tensions ran high in the Philadelphia Police Department Sunday in the wake of an attempted assassination of an officer by a man allegedly claiming he did it “in the name of Islam” after an anonymous tip to officers on Saturday said the threat against police in the city is ongoing.
According to a police report obtained by NBC10, an anonymous tipster told officers that, “the threat to police is not over” and that the man who shot Officer Jesse Hartnett is “part of a group that consists of three others,” adding that alleged shooter “is not the most radical of the four.” The report obtained Sunday goes on to say the tipster told police to “be careful.”
Law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that police did indeed receive a tip that Edward Archer, the man accused of approaching Hartnett’s patrol car at 60th and Spruce streets Thursday night and opening fire on him at point-blank range, was working among a small group of radical men. Authorities said the tip came from a woman who approached an officer on the street.
Police said they are taking the tip seriously and investigating, and that on Sunday, they were issuing memos to all law-enforcement agencies to warn them to stay vigilant as the investigation continues. They also posted on Facebook that the FBI is investigating the tip as well….