Three people were arrested Friday night after a massive brawl broke out in a line at the opening of a daiquiri bar in New York City's Queens borough.
The trouble began as hundreds of people queued at the opening of Fat Tuesday, a new bar in the Resorts World Casino food court. The bar serves New Orleans-style, frozen cocktails.
At approximately 10:49 p.m. ET a fight broke out between about two dozen people, a NYPD spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
Images shared on social media showed people throwing chairs, as others scramble to run away from the fighting.
Two men were charged with disorderly conduct, while another man was summonsed for the same offense, police said.
Several people sustained minor injuries, police said, while one officer was taken to hospital to be treated for a hand injury.
Michelle Stoddart, a spokesperson for the casino, released the following statement to BuzzFeed News:
"On Friday evening, Resorts World security responded to an altercation in the food court area and quickly summoned the police to help rectify the situation.
The safety of our patrons is Resorts World's top priority, and there is absolutely no room for this kind of behavior at our facility.
We are reviewing all aspects of this unfortunate event and are fully committed to taking steps to ensure similar acts do not take place ever again."
Watch video of the brawl here:
David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.
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