The Fresno Bee reports: Up to 50 members of the rival Chukchansi Indian leadership factions, including those who broke into the tribal government building Monday, were escorted from the tribal offices by law enforcement this afternoon.
The group that occupied the tribal council building, led by Morris Reid, left the building about 2:15 p.m., escorted by Madera County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers. The other group, led by Reggie Lewis, was escorted minutes earlier out of the tribe's economic development building.
Supporters of both sides yelled and jeered as the people walked though the office gates.
Looks like things are coming to a violent head. We received word that police scanners are saying:
Lucky lane and 41 both closed by law enforcement--stabbing reported at tribal office.
Some additional details are coming: Heard that a young man was trying to guard one of the doors to the offices, which were being occupied by newly-elected Morris Reid's group, and then the young man was stabbed by someone trying to get in. OP: That makes it REGGIE LEWIS's responsibility...VIOLENCE.
STAY AWAY FROM CHUKCHANSI!
UPDATE: Called Chukchansi and their operator said the casino is OPEN. She said what was going on was across the street. BUT, she said the hotel is not making reservations. Yikes.