by NBC 10 NEWS
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels was arrested on felony assault charges in Providence on Wednesday, according to authorities.
Rhode Island State Police said Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Greenville, was arrested as part of an investigation into reports of shots being fired near the Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubhouse located on Messer Street in Providence.
Authorities converged outside the motorcycle club, where Lancia was taken into custody without incident.
Witnesses said they saw the tactical team use a battering ram to gain access to the clubhouse.
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Lancia was taken to state police headquarters, where he was processed and held. He is scheduled for arraignment in Providence District Court on Thursday.
State police said the investigation is ongoing, adding that more charges might be pending.