Police: 1 officer seriously injured, 6 arrested after brawl

Author: associated press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say six people were arrested and a police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries after a brawl at a Jacksonville apartment complex.

Lt. Michael Eason of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says most of the 50 people involved in Thursday evening’s altercation were minors.

Eason tells The Florida Times-Union that two off-duty officers working security at the complex heard over police radio that a fight was imminent. When they got to the scene, Eason says they found someone with a baseball bat.

Eason says a group of people attacked the officers when they tried to take away the bat.

One teen was shocked with a Taser, but Eason says other officers responding to the scene “showed a great deal of restraint” and didn’t fire their guns during the brawl.

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