Chukchansi tribal member truce is over

MADERA COUNTY, Calif.

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Sheriff John Anderson tells ABC30 he spent most of the day trying to help the two dueling factions negotiate, but says neither side will budge.

Earlier this week a group of people barricaded themselves inside the government office. A second group tried to regain control, and a riot ensued landing two people in the hospital.

Thursday night the sheriff says he's tallying the expense, and trying to maintain the peace. "We're being criticized when we don't and when we do do something and neither side is very happy with the other side and now they're not happy with us, but it comes with the territory and hopefully resolved as soon as it can."

The general manager at the Chukchansi casino says this ongoing dispute isn't affecting business or reservations.

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