Feds: 19 Arrests In Biker Gang Sweep In 5 States - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Feds: 19 Arrests In Biker Gang Sweep In 5 States

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities in New York say members of the Pagans motorcycle gang plotted to use grenades in a murderous assault on the rival Hells Angels.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 19 Pagans members and associates were arrested during raids Wednesday in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Massachusetts.
Those arrested face charges including murder conspiracy and assault.

An indictment says members of the Long Island chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club met with members from other chapters Sunday in New Jersey and discussed killing Hells Angels.

The ATF says the arrests interrupted the conspiracy before anyone was injured.

The Pagans and Hells Angels have long been violent rivals. Pagans members crashed a Long Island motorcycle expo sponsored by the Hells Angels in 2002. One Pagans member was killed; 10 people were hurt.
      
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