- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 24, 2002

One killed, some injured at Hellraiser Ball expo
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. Rival motorcycle gangs armed with daggers, baseball bats and a machine gun clashed at an indoor motorcycle and tattoo expo called the Hellraiser Ball, authorities said. One man was killed and at least 10 people were injured.
About 60 people were in custody last night ,and the number could grow, said Nassau County Chief of Detectives Herbert Faust.
Chief Faust said four persons were shot, one fatally, and others injured when the fight erupted around 4:15 p.m. at the Vanderbilt, a concert and catering hall in Plainview, N.Y.
Chief Faust said the fight broke out between members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, whose Long Island chapter sponsored the event, and a rival gang, the Pagans.
As many as 100 Pagans showed up at the event, which drew about 1,000 people, many of them Hells Angels members, Chief Faust said.
"There's been a long-standing feud between the two motorcycle gangs," he said. "At some point, there was a major conflict. We have gunshots, we have people stabbed, a major fight."

Powder found at Army post not anthrax
ATLANTA White powder in a bag found at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building at Fort McPherson was not anthrax, an Army spokesman said.
Field tests shortly after the bag was found Friday afternoon had indicated anthrax, but more conclusive tests yesterday proved anthrax was not present, Col. Guy Shields told a news conference.

State trooper shoots woman fatally
PITTSBURGH A state trooper responding to a report of fighting at a suburban apartment complex yesterday shot and killed a woman who answered her door armed with a shotgun, police said.
Bonnie F. Bugosh, 42, of East Huntingdon Township, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, was hit with one bullet from the trooper's gun, said state police spokeswoman Jeanne Martin.

Teen-ager charged with murder
CAMDEN, N.J. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with killing six persons and wounding one during a two-day shooting spree on the outskirts of Philadelphia, a prosecutor said yesterday.
The same gun had been used to kill all six earlier this month, Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon said. Physical evidence linked the teen-ager to the shootings, he added.
The prosecutor did not release the name of the teen-ager, but said he plans to prosecute the teen as an adult.

Escaped murderer captured in motel
RALEIGH, N.C. Authorities yesterday captured an escaped Texas murderer at a North Carolina motel, almost a week after he overpowered a corrections officer and fled in a pickup truck.
John William Roland III, 33, was arrested around 5 p.m. EST, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Larry Todd said. He had no details about the arrest except that there had been no injuries.

Woman arrested in federal office burglary
LAKEWOOD, Colo. Authorities arrested a 24-year-old woman early yesterday in connection with a burglary at a federal agency that houses sensitive data on the Hoover Dam.
Raul Carballido of the FBI said investigators did not believe the break-in involved a terrorist threat. He said authorities believe it was simply a random property crime.
The woman, identified as Jennifer Cisney, was arrested in nearby Golden.

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