Hours-long standoff at Fresno biker clubhouse ends with 8 arrests, 42 detained
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Eight people were arrested on Saturday after an hours-long standoff at a motorcycle gang clubhouse came to an end, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
It all started at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, when anti-gang enforcement deputies were investigating weapon offenses and possible gang members at the Savage Assassins motorcycle clubhouse near Belmont and First.
Deputies say they spotted a man standing outside of the clubhouse with a gun on him.
The man ran back into the clubhouse and deputies followed him in, but left after a verbal confrontation took place inside.
Since the man had a gun, S.W.AT. was called out to the scene, leading to an hours-long standoff.
After receiving a search warrant, deputies started ordering people out of the clubhouse, one by one.
One man came out with a gun and was arrested by police without incident.
Eight people were arrested and 42 others were detained while deputies began to search the clubhouse.
One woman with a heart condition was taken from the scene to Community Regional Medical Center, police say she was not injured during the standoff.
The man who was seen outside of the clubhouse with a gun was arrested for being a felon with a firearm.
Once everyone was out, officers began to search the clubhouse.
The search continued until around 3 a.m. on Sunday.