The Manchester police are probing death threats made against civilians following the detention of an alleged gang leader (name withheld) of Grey Ground close to this south central highlands town.
Head of the Manchester Police Division Superintendent Wayne Cameron confirmed reports that two phone calls were made to the Mandeville police station issuing death threats that if the alleged gang leader is not released from police custody, there would be killings in Mandeville.
He said the police have launched a probe to track the call and "are doing our investigation to find out who made the call."
The senior policeman is urging residents to remain vigilant.
Cameron said the alleged gang leader is being detained as he is to be questioned in relation to at least five murders in November and December of last year.