Police in Queensland have received reports that members of a bikie gang will kill officers rather than be arrested under the State Government’s tough new laws.
Officers say they are investigating unconfirmed, non-specific threats from the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
Members are said to be willing to take any step necessary to evade capture.
The Mongols recently boosted their numbers after the Finks joined their ranks.
The threat comes after the introduction of tough new bikie laws in Queensland which include no bail for members and associates of outlaw bikie clubs and extended prison terms.
Police are on increased alert as they implement the government’s bikie crackdown.
Yesterday part of the Brisbane police headquarters were evacuated when a suspicious device was discovered in a carpark.
Bomb squad officers used a robot to examine the device before declaring in “non-suspicious”.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) says all officers receive regular safety updates and are reminded regularly to take steps to ensure their personal safety at all times.
They say all information regarding officer safety is communicated to staff in a timely manner.
The threats from the Mongols do not target specific officers.