Sunday, April 5, 2015
Gang riot at Resorts World
From the Daily News:
All bets were off after a chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
About two dozen people were involved in the 10 p.m. brawl at the Ozone Park casino next to Aqueduct Racetrack, cops said.
There were approximately 300 people waiting in long drink lines when the fighting erupted, cops said.
An eye-popping video of the fight shows patrons hurling chairs across the room at each other and swinging gold stanchions as if they were swords.
“A lot of gang members (were involved),” a police source said.
Police estimated the damage at $2,000 but a casino spokesman described it as “minimal.”
The fight erupted inside near the daiquiri franchise shortly after it opened, but quickly spilled into an outside parking lot.
Four security guards suffered minor injuries and a cop hurt his hand trying to contain the melee, police said.
Two men were arrested for taking part in the brawl.