BIkers get attention of authoritiesNo arrests were made Saturday after authorities rounded up about 40 suspected motorcycle gang members in Red Wing.
No arrests were made Saturday after authorities rounded up about 40 suspected motorcycle gang members in Red Wing.
Police Chief Tim Sletten said the group - which he said involved members of "an identifiable motorcycle gang" - was pulled over near Auto Connections for "multiple driving violations." Witnesses said officers were seen approaching the bikers with assault rifles drawn, while another agent was perched on a hill behind the dealership.
Sletten downplayed witness reports that the hillside officer appeared to be a sniper. However, he said it was possible operation commanders may have placed an agent on the hill "to keep an eye on that big of a group."
To call that hillside officer a sniper, however, is "a pretty big leap," Sletten said.
The Minnesota State Patrol reportedly asked Auto Connections officials for permission to conduct the stop there for safety reasons.