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Dallas police say nothing found in garage search

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    Investigators work in the area of downtown Dallas that remains an active crime scene, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Dallas Thursday night.

DALLAS >> The Latest on the shooting of police officers in Dallas:

UPDATE 1:55 p.m. HST

Dallas police officials have issued an all-clear after searching for a suspicious person in a parking garage next to the department’s headquarters.

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department tightened security after receiving an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city.

The department says on Twitter that it searched the garage with officers and dogs to ensure a report of a suspicious person was thoroughly investigated.

The city is on edge since a sniper opened fire on officers guiding a protest march two days ago, killing five officers.

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. HST

Dallas police officials say officers are searching for a suspicious person in a parking garage next to its headquarters.

The police department also asked media not to broadcast live near the headquarters for the safety of officers. They say the headquarters building is not on lockdown and that no shots have been fired. They also say SWAT officers set off a device to enter a locked fence.

A nearby light rail station also was closed. The Dallas Transit agency cited “police activity.”

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

The city is on edge since a sniper opened fire on officers guiding a protest march two days ago, killing five officers.

UPDATE 12:25 p.m. HST

At least two Dallas Police Department buildings are blocked off, with numerous police vehicles and armed officers outside.

Officers in helmets carrying rifles were outside the buildings Saturday evening. Police also are standing outside a building behind police headquarters.

It wasn’t immediately clear what police are investigating. Maj. Thomas Castro says several general threats have been made against Dallas police, though nothing specific.

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

Police also have shut down a street in front of the department’s headquarters amid the heightened police presence.

Reporters are being told to move away from the area.

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