Baton Rouge police say alleged plot to shoot officers uncovered, 3 arrested


Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said Tuesday a burglary over the weekend at a pawn shop was allegedly part of a wider plot to attack law enforcement officers in the city.

Early Saturday, officers responded to a burglary call at the Cash America Pawn Store, and discovered nine guns had been stolen, WAFB reports. Investigators later received information from sources that at least four men were behind the burglary, and planned to use the stolen guns against police; the source said the plot stemmed from the officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling last week in Baton Rouge. Three of the four suspects have been arrested and seven guns have been recovered. The unidentified fourth suspect is still at large.

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