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Large fight reported in and around State St. restaurant

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison police arrested several people after a fight started in Qdoba Mexican Grill on State St. early Saturday morning.

According to a news release, police were contacted about a fight inside the restaurant shortly before 2 a.m.  The fight quickly spilled out onto the 500 block of State St. and escalated as more people became involved.

Police said some became hostile towards officers, and pepper spray was threatened and used by officers.

One MPD sergeant wrote the following in his report of the scene:

“The scene was complete chaos, bedlam, insanity…the likes of which I have never seen in my 12+ years as a Madison Police Officer.” 

He said there were around 200 people in the street, some causing disturbances and others detained or decentralized.

Madison police sent 13 officers to control the scene and were assisted by 3-4 UW-Madison police officers.

No major injuries were reported.


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