DC Metro 70-Person Fight Leaves Injuries, Arrests, and Questions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS/AP) A massive fight at a Washington, D.C. Metro station Friday night, involving as many as 70 teenagers and young adults, left four injured and three others in custody.

Transit police initially responded to a disorderly conduct report around 11:00p.m., Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato told CBS affiliate WUSA.

When the officers arrived the crowd had reportedly dispersed but the brawl had apparently just moved two stops away.

Asato said that four people were taken to an area hospital, with injuries related to the fight, after authorities caught up with the rowdy group. One person was seriously hurt, 3 others sustained minor injuries.

Angelo Nicholas, 18, of Washington, D.C. was charged with disorderly conduct. Two 16-year-olds were also arrested, one for assault and the other for disorderly conduct.

No weapons were believed to have been involved.

Many people left the scene as police arrived, leaving the cause of the fight under investigation.

Authorities are working to retrieve surveillance footage from the metro station in hope that it will aid their investigation and help fill in the missing pieces.

A gunshot sound was reported at a nearby metro stop around the time of the incident, but currently there is no further evidence to back up the claim or link the report to the fight.