3 hurt, 5 arrested in Methuen brawlAP , Associated Press
Jun. 6, 2013 11:39 AM ET
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Police say three people were hospitalized and five people were arrested following a bloody brawl outside a Methuen fast food restaurant in which the victims were beaten with a metal bar.
Chief Joseph Solomon says a suspect believed to be the "initial aggressor" in the fight outside McDonald's at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday is scheduled to be arraigned on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.
The other four face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
The victims were men in their 20s. Solomon tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/13nEs1H ) one was beaten unconscious.
Solomon says the brawl was apparently sparked inside the restaurant when a suspect made a comment to a woman with one of the victims.
No names were released.
Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com