Sergeants' union says NYPD is 'declaring war' on de Blasio

A union representing thousands of New York City police sergeants said Sunday that its members will go to "war" with Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioBloomberg compared civil libertarians, teachers union to NRA 'extremists' in 2013: report De Blasio endorses Sanders for president While Klobuchar surges, Warren flounders MORE (D) after a police officer was shot in what the mayor has called an assassination attempt.

The Sergeant's Benevolent Association (SBA) tweeted Sunday that the mayor was not welcome to visit wounded officers in the hospital, and added that the officers had no "respect" for the Democratic mayor.

"Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you! We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on!" the union's Twitter account posted.

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"Police are being targeted.The anti cop tone infecting our city & state is causing bloodshed. Before any public official sends their thoughts & prayers, they should ask themselves how the language & behavior they've been tolerating has contributed to violence against police," read another tweet from the union's account.

Two police officers were shot within 12 hours in the city in what officials have called a premeditated attack. The identity of the shooter has not been released, but a suspect has reportedly been taken into custody.

A spokeswoman for the mayor's office said that it was "reprehensible" for the union's chief Ed Mullins to make the remarks, which she said amounted to threatening violence against city officials.

“Ed Mullins’ comments are absolutely reprehensible. He clearly has forgotten his oath to protect and serve. While he threatens violence, the mayor remains focused on the safety of our officers and communities," the spokeswoman said.