May 25, 2015 9:52 AM

Officials: Waco shootout won't affect Laconia Motorcycle Week

The Associated Press

LACONIA (AP) — The biggest motorcycle rally in the Northeast kicks off in New Hampshire in two weeks, and law enforcement officials and organizers say they anticipate no repercussions from this month's deadly shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas.

Laconia Motorcycle Week runs from June 13 to 21. It left its raunchier and riot-scarred days in the dust more than a decade ago. Today, it draws hundreds of thousands of bikers and revelers to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee — boosting the local and state economy.

Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams says the law enforcement agencies involved in Laconia Motorcycle Week will meet privately this week to review Waco and recent intelligence obtained on the various motorcycle gangs. He anticipates no spillover from the Texas shootings.

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