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Hells Angel member arrested after E.K. assault

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Winnipeg police have made an arrest in connection with a Civic Holiday assault.

On Tues., Aug. 13, police arrested Rodney Patrick Sweeney and charged him with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Sweeney, a longtime member of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, is being detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.

Sweeney, 45, allegedly attacked a 27-year-old male and his 14-year-old relative with a blunt weapon on Aug. 5 when the two were riding their bicycles in the area of Concordia Avenue and Molson Street. The two victims were admitted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A warrant for Sweeney’s arrest was later issued.

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