Three men and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with a chaotic brawl at a Massachusetts baby shower on Saturday.
Punches were thrown and furniture was smashed during the violent clash at Club Luis De Camoes, a Portuguese social venue in Stoughton, south of Boston, police said.
"It was quite a scene," Stoughton Police Department Executive Officer Robert Devine told NBC News. "It was just incredible chaos."
Police have arrested three men -- Patrick Lopez, 24; Paulo Depina, 24; Aderito Deandrade, 24; and an unidentified 14-year-old boy -- in connection with the incident. They are each charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, and other offenses.
Four police officers who responded to the scene sustained minor injuries, Devine said. They did not require hospital treatment, he added.
Police said they believe the brawl began when one of the suspects standing near the bar punched a man in the back of the head and flung a bottle in the air, nearly striking the bartender. Others then joined in the fight.
At that point, a Stoughton police officer working detail at the event called for backup, anticipating more attacks. When the first wave of five backup cops arrived at the scene, the melee was in full tilt at the club, which was crowded with children.
"Oh my God. It was just nonstop. There would be a skirmish in this corner, we'd go over to address it, and then another one would start up somewhere else," Sgt. Daniel McGowan told The Enterprise newspaper.
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