01/30/2011

Video: Charges in Ill. bowling alley brawl that injured 3 cops

One was punched in the face and the two others were bitten and scratched on the nose, neck and hands

By Joseph Ruzich and Caroline Kyungae Smith
Chicago Tribune

HILLSIDE, Ill. - Three police officers were injured early Friday during a brawl involving about two dozen people at a bowling alley in Hillside that has been the site of increased violence in recent weeks, police said.

Charges have been filed against six people from Chicago who were involved in the fight, which took place at the Hillside Bowl, 4545 Harrison St., according to Hillside police.

Police responded to the bowling alley about 2:15 a.m. Three Hillside officers were injured while breaking up the brawl. One was punched in the face and the two others were bitten and scratched on the nose, neck and hands, according to police. They were treated at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and were released hours later with only minor injuries, police said.

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