SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY -- Three people were arrested after a huge brawl at a casino late Friday night.
Police responded around 11 p.m. to a massive fight at Resorts World Casino Hotel in Queens where 300 people crowded into the food court for the opening of a Fat Tuesdays bar. Several fights broke out involving dozens of people. The reason for the brawl is unknown.
According to the New York City Police department, three men were arrested. Andre Rivers, 23, of Brooklyn, is being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and has outstanding warrants. Jovan Bovell, 23, of South Ozone Park, is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
A 30-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and released; he was not identified. The two 23-year-olds were detained.
Police said no shots were fired. Thousands of dollars in damage was done to the property.
There is still no official tally for the number of injuries, but several civilians were injured. Police said all injuries appear to be minor. One police officer had a minor hand injury and was taken to an area hospital. Four security guards also were hurt.
A witness said that lines to enter the opening of the restaurant extended outside.
Casino hours are 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
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