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RED CLIFF- Police on the Red Cliff Reservation continued investigating on Friday night after a group of men allegedly attacked -- and later stalked -- tribal members.
Neighbors living north of Legendary Waters Resort & Casino told FOX 21 News that people from out–of–town flashed hand guns and showed off knives after a fight involving more than seven people.
"They're like 'yeah, you guys want to get stabbed? You want to get stabbed up? We've got guns'," neighbor Chris Hicks said.
"Flashing their guns, they pointed it at a little kid. They pointed a gun at a little kid just to scare them," Hicks said.
Hicks, who said the brawl started when someone surprised him with a punch, claims the men said they were "native mob" before the attack.
"They're trying to push that stuff up here. They want to make this gangsterland up here," Hick said.
Bill Mertig, Chief of Police for the Red Cliff Tribal Police Department, said their early investigation does not immediately stick-out as gang activity.
"A couple of the people involved may have gang ties but we haven't proved that yet," Mertig said.
Calls for help started coming in around 4 p.m. on Thursday and continued into Friday morning. Authorities say they made six arrests - adding that this kind of activity is very uncommon in the area.
"I understand that a lot of the community is scared. They're concerned about this incident. They have my full assurance that this department is going to be very active in this matter," Mertig said.
Hicks, who was also charged with disorderly conduct, said he believes a few of the attackers are still in the area despite a tribal order to leave the reservation.
"They were trying to break into houses [last night] to retaliate, putting their pistols up against the glass just to scare us," Hicks said.
The six people arrested were taken in for a variety of reasons including disorderly conduct, warrants, and a traffic violation.