Waco PD: Threat to Officers ‘Probably Not Over’

Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton stated that the danger “towards us and our officers, and the officers here on the ground, and the other bikers that are involved in the shooting that occurred here” “is probably not over” on Monday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Swanton reported, “We started getting intelligence last night that we were going to have rival biker gang members come in and either assault officers here, or try to get a little payback to some of the bikers that were involved in the melee that occurred at Twin Peaks yesterday.”

He continued, “We did have some coming into our town last night. That has quieted down quite a bit this afternoon. We have not had additional reports of that throughout the day. However, we have a large contingency of law enforcement officers here, and are ready at a moment’s notice, that probably has to do with them keeping low key. We expect that this could blow up again at some point — as tradition is in the past with biker gangs, and rival gangs like this, is that it is probably not over. We don’t feel like our citizens are at threat. The threat has been directed towards us and our officers, and the officers here on the ground, and the other bikers that are involved in the shooting that occurred here.”

Swanton heavily criticized the Twin Peaks restaurant where the melee took place, stating they “didn’t want our involvement,” and “didn’t participate at all in making that establishment safe.”

He concluded, “we’re dealing with a group of hard-core criminals. you have to understand, nine individuals were shot and killed here last night. officers were shot at as we responded to assist our citizens. I think you’re dealing with an extremely violent gang.”


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