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Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Victims stabbed by knives, bottles

(Newser) - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the... More »

Hundreds Fight in Deadly 'Turf War' at Russian Cemetery

They were armed with shovels, bats, and more

(Newser) - Two people died during a massive fight involving up to 200 people—though initial reports put the number at 400—armed with shovels, steel bars, and baseball bats Saturday at a Russian cemetery, the AP reports. According to RT , the police and national guard were called in to break up... More »

30 Girls in Chaotic Pa. School Brawl Face Charges

Investigation indicates fight was started over ongoing neighborhood rivalry

(Newser) - Up to 30 girls at a Pennsylvania secondary school were involved Monday in an all-out brawl, and some of them are facing charges, the Patriot-News reports. The University Prep magnet school was placed on lockdown during the incident, which mainly left students bruised and scratched, though one student was hospitalized... More »

Cops: KKK Members Arrested in Brawl Acted in Self-Defense

5 KKK members released after being attacked by California counter-protesters

(Newser) - A California Ku Klux Klan rally on Saturday ended with three anti-KKK protesters stabbed and five KKK members arrested. But Anaheim cops now say those five have been released after evidence shows they acted in self-defense, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The totality of the evidence, including videos, still... More »

Mall Erupts Into 'Crazy' Brawls With Up to 2K People

Police clamp down on mall in suburban Louisville

(Newser) - One of Kentucky's biggest shopping malls erupted into multiple brawls Saturday night involving as many as 2,000 people, NBC News reports. Six officers working at Mall St. Matthews in suburban Louisville responded to fights at around 7pm and saw them chain-react into other disturbances. "As they were... More »

Brawls Erupt at Refugee Shelters

Police make several arrests at Berlin facility

(Newser) - Cops responded to two brawls at refugee centers in Berlin on Sunday—one so big that more than 100 officers arrived at the scene, the Guardian reports. Several arrests were made at the former Tempelhof airport, where "many hundreds of people [were] involved," according to a police spokesman.... More »

Fight Begins in Walmart Bathroom, Ends With 1 Dead

7 arrested after melee in Cottonwood, Ariz., parking lot

(Newser) - An overnight brawl in an Arizona Walmart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Cottonwood police officer was shot just before midnight last night as he and a... More »

By Wedding's End, Bride in Hospital, Groom Arrested

Best man also busted after giant brawl

(Newser) - A wedding in Australia turned into a fight that required six police units to get under control, ABC News reports. Late in the evening, guests called an ambulance because the bride was sick; she was subsequently treated for alcohol poisoning, and the Daily Mail reports that she's been discharged... More »

Oktoberfest Brawls Down, Mug Thefts Up

One Munich reveler attacked haunted house puppet

(Newser) - If you're missing a set of dentures, a cat carrier, cymbals, a French horn, or a German Federal Cross of Merit second-class medal, you may have had a few beers too many at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich. A list of lost property has been released, along with... More »

It Takes 7 Police Agencies to Break Up Wedding Brawl

There was 'blood everywhere,' says witness of Orchard Park, NY, melee

(Newser) - The way you don't expect a wedding reception to be described: "I'm telling you, there was blood everywhere. There was holes punched in the walls." But that's exactly what transpired at a Saturday reception outside Buffalo, NY, according to an unidentified worker at the Orchard... More »

Palins 'Present' at Huge Drunken Brawl

Anchorage cops probing fracas at Todd's birthday bash

(Newser) - It's not entirely clear exactly what happened at a big party in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday night—but it apparently involved a lot of booze and a lot of Palins. According to Wonkette , multiple members of the family were "present" at a drunken brawl involving up to 20 people... More »

Cops Tame 200 in Baby-Shower Brawl

Police call for backup, pull out Tasers

(Newser) - Police officers yesterday broke up a massive brawl at a baby shower by tasing at least one person and arresting four others, WHDH reports. It began when an officer tried breaking up a fight during the shower at a neighborhood social club in Stoughton, Mass., police say. Things got so... More »

200-Teen Brawl Shuts Down Louisiana Mall

Social media 'meet and greet' becomes meet and beat

(Newser) - A battle royale in Baton Rouge caused a stampede and forced the Mall of Louisiana to close early on Saturday night. Police say up to 200 teens who showed up for a "meet and greet" organized via Instagram instead ended up brawling in the food court and outside the... More »

Fists Fly, Men Wrestle in Ukraine Parliament

Opposition lawmakers swarmed the podium, too

(Newser) - Ukraine's newly elected parliament today approved two presidential allies for the posts of prime minister and parliament speaker—but the buzzier news of the day was the violent brawl that preceded it. The Party of Regions led by President Viktor Yanukovych secured a majority after an October election condemned... More »

30 Cadets Injured in All-Out 'Brawl'

Sergeant-tossing ritual leaves 6 hospitalized

(Newser) - An Air Force ritual devolved into an all-out melee last week that left 30 cadets injured and six hospitalized—with concussions, cuts, and an arm bite, NBC News reports. It was all part of the unauthorized "First Shirt/First Snow" ritual, in which cadets toss a sergeant into a snow... More »

Man Dies in Massive Wedding Brawl

3 arrested in crazy hotel fight

(Newser) - Two Philadelphia weddings ended with three guests arrested and one of the bride's uncles dead of a heart attack after a massive brawl broke out early yesterday, and the insane melee was caught on tape. The madness started when guests from one wedding reception at a Sheraton hotel went... More »

NFL Sends Angry Fans to Therapy

NFL requires 4-hour class for brawlers

(Newser) - Enjoy brawling in the stands at a football game? Get ready for therapy. The NFL has instituted a new rule that requires fans who are ejected from the bleachers for fighting to attend an online, four-hour psychological class before being permitted back to games, writes Sean Gregory in Time . And... More »

Tony Parker Sues Club for $20M Over Hip-Hop Brawl

Says owners should have known better than to allow both Drake, Brown inside

(Newser) - The fallout from Chris Brown's throwdown with Drake's entourage continues: Now Tony Parker is suing the New York City nightclub where it happened for a cool $20 million. The NBA star says the club, WiP, should have known that allowing Brown and Drake—who've both been involved... More »

Tigers Player Faces Hate Crime Charges

Delmon Young accused of shouting anti-Semitic remarks during fight

(Newser) - An outfielder for the Detroit Tigers was arrested in New York City early this morning and could be charged with a misdemeanor hate crime. Delmon Young, 26, was involved in the incident outside his hotel around 2:30am. The New York Post reports that a panhandler wearing a yarmulke was... More »

Video Captures Angry Smoker in Chainsaw Barfight

British pub patron swings crazily at customers

(Newser) - An angry Brit has pleaded guilty to charging into a pub with a chainsaw after he was kicked out for smoking, the Daily Mail reports. Dean Dinnen, 24, swung the saw wildly at customers, slicing a tendon in one man and sending others scampering. Defending themselves with bar stools, patrons... More »

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