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Dallas PD is now on lockdown in response to a “serious threat” AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
A Dallas police vehicle that has a red fluid stain beneath the door is hauled away from the Baylor University Medical Center emergency room, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

UPDATE 6:19 p.m.:

UPDATE: According to Dallas reporter Allison Harris, “lockdown is too strong of a word, just securing the building.”

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There’s more news happening with the Dallas Police Department following the sniper shooting that injured 12 officers, killing five, Thursday night.

According to Dallas-based reporter, the police department is on lockdown in response to a threat that they are calling “serious.”

Reporter Rebecca Lopez tweets that the SWAT team has been deployed and that the threat is being tweeted very seriously.

The lockdown was put in place just after 4:00 p.m.

The nation has been mourning for the five fallen police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matters protest in Dallas Thursday night.

“We’re hurting, our profession is hurting, Dallas officers are hurting,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a news conference Friday morning.

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