Hells Angels vs Mongols: Shootout in Rotterdam hotel

A massive fight at the Van der Valk hotel on Energieweg in Rotterdam on Thursday night, was between rival biker gangs the Hell’s Angels and the Mongols, the police reports. A total of 23 members of these two gangs were arrested, one of them injured in the leg. 

According to the police, the fight broke out in the bar of the hotel, next to the lobby and restaurant. Several shots were fired. In what the police calls a “miracle” not hotel guests or staff were injured.

The police, Koninklijke Marechaussee (a policing force that’s part of the military) and ambulance staff responded to the scene en masse. The police found only one injured person, one of the motorcycle gang members was shot in the leg. If any others were injured, they were in a state to get away.

A total of 23 people were arrested, some immediately and some after an extensive search. Officers from the SWAT teams and Special Intervention Service searched the whole hotel, room by room, looking in every nook and cranny. They found a number of motorcycle gang members. Several others were found hiding in nearby parks Vroesen and Roel Langerak.

Hotel guests were allowed to return to their rooms around 11:30 p.m., after the police was sure that no more motor cycle gang members were hiding in the hotel. The police launched a trace evidence investigation in and around the hotel, which is continuing today.

A large number of shells, a knife and a firearm were seized. The 23 suspects are in custody on public violence charges. They’re from, among others, Schiedam, IJmuiden, Rotterdam, Barendrecht, Capelle aan den IJssel, Haarlem, Berkenwoude, Oostrum, Alkmaar, Amsterdam, Baarn and Julianadorp.

Police investigation on Engergieweg in Rotterdam following a shootout between the Hell's Angels and Mongols, 7 Apr 2017 (Photo: Politie)

Police investigation on Engergieweg in Rotterdam following a shootout between the Hell’s Angels and Mongols, 7 Apr 2017 (Photo: Politie)

Rate this article: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Country: 
News Article written by: 
Janene Pieters
Source of News article: 
nltimes.nl




Related Articles


Elk Hunt   Fly Fishing Guide
  Silver Stock
  Biker News

Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are solely those of the writer, and may not reflect the beliefs of anyone at the Biker News Network/Outlaw Biker World. This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site or through this service, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, it must meet certain criteria, and you must Click Here to contact acting agent.