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Manhattan’s district attorney is warning his office about the increased threat of violence and vowing to protect law enforcement personnel after Donald Trump encouraged his fans to hit the streets in protest of what he says will be his arrest on Tuesday.
Alvin Bragg issued the private message to staff on Saturday, writing that his office would not “tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York”.
He continued: “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment.”
It was a statement that mirrored a similar warning that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued jointly last …