Baltimore police go on high alert after ‘three gangs threaten revenge killings against officers for death of Freddie Gray’ as thousands gather for his open casket funeral

Huge lines to say goodbye: People arrive at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore to see Freddie Gray one last time before his funeral

Police in Baltimore have gone on high alert over fears their officers will now be targeted in revenge killings following the death of Freddie Gray on April 12.

On the day thousands – including luminaries of the civil rights movement – attended the 25-year-old’s funeral, the Baltimore police department said they have received credible information three gangs want to ‘take out officers’.

Despite pleas for calm, it is claimed the Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips have ‘entered into a partnership to ‘take out’ officers.

The Baltimore PD said they were now taking ‘appropriate precautions’ to ensure they safety of their officers, although they did not say what they were…