held their annual carnival this weekend and while most of the days were enjoyed by all who attended, the latter part of Friday evening turned violent in the blink of an eye.
According to Tuckahoe Police, a fight broke out involving several teenagers at about 9:30 p.m. and when officers from Tuckahoe and Eastchester attempted to break up the melee, a 16 year-old boy injured an Eastchester police officer, who subsequently needed to be treated at a local hospital.
That teenager has been charged with assault and resisting arrest according to Tuckahoe police Sgt. Chris Aubry.
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It is unclear how many kids were involved in the fight, but an eyewitness who was at the carnival and who wished to remain anonymous described the events as follows:
The fight Friday night initially started when two teenagers approx 15-17 years-old began having a conversation that escalated into a heated discussion.
Within approx 15 minutes, the group of people around the boys grew from 15-20 to over 40 and it was at this time that officers onsite were notified of the situation.
The crowd, now of 50 or more boys, immediately migrated to the opposite end of the carnival as soon as they saw police walking towards them and there appeared to be a fight at this time as all police headed to the area were the crowed migrated.
While all officers on-site attempted to deal with the situation at the far end of the carnival, another crowd formed in the center of the carnival (30+ teenagers) where two females approximately 16 years-old started arguing and over a period of approximately 5-10 minutes, the argument escalated into a physical fight involving four female teenagers that lasted briefly before the officers could disperse the crowd.
It was at this time the police announced that the carnival was now closed and with the carnival closed and all customers now in the parking lot area another fight broke out that involved no less than 10 teenage males in a group of 75 or more teenagers.
This fight lasting briefly, appeared to be the last as multiple police vehicles arrived on-site from varies police agencies.
Patch was unable to make contact with Immaculate Conception Church but will be following up to get reaction from this weekend's events.
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