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6 arrested after fight breaks out in NY courtroom

Posted at: 09/20/2013 12:59 PM
Updated at: 09/20/2013 9:09 PM
By: Associated Press



Six people have been arrested after a fight broke out in a Long Island courtroom following an arraignment hearing in a murder case.
    
Video footage released Friday shows a chaotic brawl between friends and family of the victim and the suspect. The fight occurred Thursday.
    
Newsday reports about 100 people were in the courtroom, filling the benches to capacity during the arraignment of a 20-year-old charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old man.
    
The paper says shortly after a judge remanded the suspect without bail, an outburst of support for him sparked a brawl that sent a court officer and another person to the hospital with minor injuries.
    
The video shows officers running to break up melee. Officers eventually subdued all parties involved.