ANAHEIM, Calif. — A melee involving as many as 100 people at a California hotel left two people injured and two others in police custody, authorities said Wednesday afternoon.
Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer told the Los Angeles Times that two people were taken to a hospital after suffering non-life-threatening lacerations in the brawl that broke out about 1 p.m. at the Cambria Hotel in Anaheim.
“It’s not a riot. It’s not protest activity,” he clarified.
According to NBC News, the fight occurred in a parking lot outside the Cambria and in the lobby, and the two injured individuals were stabbed.
Carringer told NBC News that a juvenile was arrested as well as one other person, and both are accused of fighting in public and resisting an officer. Both infractions are misdemeanors, so the suspects were issued citations and released.
“People did arm themselves with makeshift weapons. It appears they used broomsticks and the legs of chairs. It was obviously a chaotic scene,” Carringer told the network.
Witnesses told KTLA that the fight erupted after someone accidentally pushed a child into a pool.