192 held after Texas biker gang shoot-out

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Police in Waco, Texas said 192 people were arrested yesterday in connection with a biker gang shoot-out that left nine dead and 18 injured a day earlier. Those under arrest will face charges of engaging in organised crime, police said in a statement following the deadly gun battle at a sports bar on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is closing Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill, located at a shopping mall in the central Texas city, for at least seven days “due to the ongoing danger it presents to our community”, police said.

The commission is conducting a parallel investigation and may take further action, according to the police statement.

Separately, Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton yesterday said police officials have been threatened since the shooting. — Reuters.

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