LA police break up hotel brawl involving over 1000 people
Does the Guinness Book of Records have a category for drunken brawls? If so, perhaps this event qualifies. Q. McCray of KABC TV reports:
Police say a holiday charity event turned into a brawl involving more than 1,000 people at the Radisson Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. According to police, no one was seriously hurt or hospitalized, and no arrests were made.
The incident broke out just before 1 a.m. at the hotel on West Century Boulevard. The hotel was the site of a Kappa Khristmas Jam & Toy Drive, a charity Christmas party and step show hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Police say the fight began as an isolated incident in a second-floor ballroom and initially involved 25 people. As other guests tried to stop the fight, it incited more violence, police said. At its peak, the fight involved more than 1,000 people, police said.
Kappa Alpha Phi apparently is a busy bunch. They are "work[ing] closely with the White House initiative on educational excellence for African Americans," and most recently just paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.