Federal immigration officials arrested an MS-13 member they believe threatened officers in the same Bronx police precinct where two cops were wounded in back-to-back shootings last weekend, the Daily News has learned.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday afternoon picked up Armando Clemente-Ramos, who is suspected of threatening officers in the 41st Precinct and elsewhere in the Bronx, a law enforcement source said.
“MS-13 wanted their hat in the ring,” the source said, alluding to the publicity surrounding the shootings.
ICE identified Clemente-Ramos through immigration-related leads, said the source, who declined to say how the threat was made except to note it didn’t come over social media.
Clemente-Ramos, who is undocumented, is being held for now on immigration-related charges, said the source.