Threats of gang violence have some NJ DOT employees worried about their safety

Threats of gang violence have some New Jersey Department of Transportation employees worried about their safety.

Employees say they heard rumors that some gangs in Trenton and Ewing may be looking to kill one of them, as part of a gang initiation. DOT Commissioner Jack Lattere is taking the threats seriously. However, state police told him they can not prove the validity of the threat.

Lattere told employees to remove their badges when they leave the building. He also urged workers to have someone accompany them in the parking area. Employees say they will follow Latteres advice even though police say the rumors are unsubstantiated.

The Motor Vehicle Commission also issued similar advice to its employees. The agency cautioned them to be aware of their surroundings.

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