Rival motorbike gangs clashed on Saturday afternoon in a small Massachusetts town resulting in a huge fight that left seven bikers stabbed.
The violent melee, involving at least 50 bikers but where around 100 had gathered, some with weapons, broke out around 12:25pm in Fall River near the border with Rhode Island.
Police have not identified the rival bike clubs involved in the fight.
Officers only found out the true nature of what had been taking place when they arrived on scene.
Seven people were taken to hospital after a large fight involving weapons broke out in Fall River, Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon. The scene is pictured afterwards
‘There were some significant injuries mostly consisting of lacerations, punctures blunt force trauma stuff. Things you would expect to see in a brawl,’ Capt. Bardon Castro told 12 News.
‘We’re still poring over video. It was a large number of people. We are assuming many of participants came from out of town,’ Castro said.
Four men who were injured in the fight were taken to Rhode Island Hospital while three others were transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.
Police say all seven men suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Fall River police say a fight broke out between two rival motorcycle gangs. At least 50 people were involved in the melee
‘Bats, hammers, things like that. Mostly bludgeoning weapons, just fighting all over the street,’ jeweler Gilbert Costa said to WCVB, recalling what he had witnessed. ‘Probably one of the worst things we’ve seen yet.’
Detectives from the Fall River Police Major Crimes Division are now investigating the fight.
Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and scouring surveillance footage in the hope of identifying those who were involved in the brawl.