In the aftermath of the recent shootings in Waco involving biker gangs, police received intelligence indicating that the gang members had encouraged their members to shoot and kill police officers.
Now there are even more threats against police officers coming from the gangs.
Members of the Bandidos biker gang, who are in the military, “are supplying the gang with grenades and C4 explosives,” according to a bulletin issued Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety and reviewed by CNN.
Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton had the following to say:
“Unfortunately, in our line of work, it’s something we deal with day in and day out. I would, however, like to say this, to those that are listening that are making the threats: The incident that occurred here Sunday afternoon … was an absolute tragedy,” he said. “However, those of you that were there know that we did absolutely nothing to start that. We would ask you to remember that and remind you that although you have totally different ways from us, law enforcement did not start the melee.”
Police confiscated more than 1,000 weapons, including AK-47s, after the initial incident.