'Large Brawl' Breaks Out At Anaheim Hotel, Injuries Reported

Ashley Ludwig
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ANAHEIM, CA — Police broke up a large fight at an Anaheim hotel, Wednesday afternoon. Up to 100 people were involved, most of them women and teenagers, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer.

The fight that began at the Cambria Hotel pool, on the 100 block of E. Katella, near Disneyland, initially reported at 1 p.m. Between 60 and 100 people battled during the incident, Carringer said. Only two were injured badly enough to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. Both suffered minor lacerations, Carringer told Patch.

As of 3 p.m., two others were taken into custody for fighting in public, he said.

The fight involved "men and women, adults and juveniles," adding that "it sounds like people had broomsticks and whatever objects they could find in the hotel."

The fight began at the pool and spilled out into the lobby and then into the street.

KTLA5 reported that the melee began "when some children at the hotel pool were playing and one of them was pushed into the water, landing on another child."

"This hotel has been a problem for the past couple of weeks," he told Patch. "They don't seem to be following any sort of social distancing or requirements that have been laid out" during the coronavirus pandemic.

City code enforcement and the Anaheim Police Department are planning to work with the hotel to ensure that social distancing rules are put into place in the coming days.

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This article originally appeared on the Orange County Patch