More than 70 people were involved in a massive brawl on the Washington, D.C. Metro system’s Green Line in both the Gallery Place-Chinatown and L’Enfant Plaza stations on Friday evening, August 6.

D.C. Metro Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station at about 11 p.m. The crowd dispersed but police responded to a similar incident at L’Enfant Plaza a few minutes later.

Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said police arrived at that station to find a huge fight involving roughly 70 teenagers and young adults on the platform shared by the Green and Yellow Line trains. Most of those involved quickly fled the scene.

Three people were arrested. Two 16-year-old males from Washington, D.C. face charges, one for disorderly conduct and the other for simple assault. Angelo Nicholas, 18, also of Washington, D.C. was arrested for disorderly conduct as well.

Four people suffered injuries related to the figh at local hospitals. Two adult males were treated for minor injuries, and one has been released while the other remains under observation. Two minors were also treated for negligible injuries and remain under observation. One female with an unrelated injury has been treated and released.

No weapons were found at the scene and Metro Police continue to investigate this incident.


George Barnette

Special to the AFRO