300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

2 arrested in New Jersey
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2014 8:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze, began around 10:30pm on Sunday, more than seven hours into the event, the Asbury Park Press reports. It started with a simple fight; a pair of off-duty cops handling security tried to step in, but the fight just got bigger as some 80 people joined in, MyFoxNY reports.

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Before the police, having called in additional law enforcement, finally got a handle on things, hundreds of people were shouting and pushing each other. Eventually, officers from several nearby communities took on the crowd; authorities spent 45 minutes getting people out of the venue in Middletown, NJ. Two people, a 32-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were arrested and both charged with disorderly conduct. (At another crazy wedding this month, this one in Missouri, the groom found himself chasing down a wedding gift thief.)

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