Mongols Motorcycle Club gathering in Boulder City
Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- A notorious motorcycle group is coming to Boulder City this weekend and some of the residents are concerned.
The Mongols Motorcycle Club are holding their annual national meeting in Boulder City. A special town hall meeting was held last Tuesday to address the concerns of many of Boulder City's residents.
It has been a decade since the Mongols was involved in a deadly shoot-out in Laughlin and Southern Nevadans have not forgotten.
A brawl in 2002 at the Harrah's hotel and casino left two members of Hells Angels and one member of the Mongols dead.
A lawyer that spoke on behalf of the Mongols assured the crowd that those involved in that shoot-out are no longer affiliated with the group.
However, the Mongols are still considered by some to be an outlaw motorcycle gang.
The Boulder City police chief told citizens at the meeting that he expected the national meeting to go smoothly but acknowledged that the department is taking the threat of any possible danger seriously.
There will be extra police on duty this weekend, including officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Henderson and North Las Vegas.
Some of the people in the community are welcoming the bikers with open arms.
They believe that the bikers will take care of themselves and Boulder City.
Some business owners are planning on closing during the bikers' visit but others are hoping to see more money rolling in their doors.
The national meeting is scheduled for June 22-24. More than 400 people are expected to attend.