Texas law enforcement is on high alert after biker gangs issued threats of retaliation following the massive brawl and shootout that left nine dead and 18 injured in Waco, Texas on Sunday.
Officers are being warned about internal orders issued within at least two prominent gangs to kill “anyone in uniform,” according to CBS Dallas News.
Several bulletins have been sent to law enforcement agencies throughout the state as the biker gangs are reportedly on the move.
Sunday’s bloody chaos consumed the Twin Peaks restaurant and spilled into its parking lot where bikers turned their weapons on police. Police returned fire, killing four bikers, CNN reported.
The melee resulted in more than 170 arrests and the confiscation of over 100 weapons, including, guns, knives and brass knuckles.
“Obviously, it’s something we’re concerned about,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper’s 360” on Monday.
“We would encourage biker groups to stand down. There’s been enough bloodshed.”
The Cossack and Bandidos gangs were named specifically for issuing the threats. The Texas Department of Public Safety has also sent out a warning of “escalating violence.”
DPS is warning officers to be on alert as the armed gangs are reportedly traveling from Waco to north Texas, and have been instructed to “ignore all law enforcement along their route.”
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