An unlicensed “fight club” attended by roughly 200 people in New York City was raided and broken up by police on Saturday night. The event reportedly took place in the Bronx and was called “Rumble in the Bronx,” after the classic Jackie Chan film of the same title.
According to NBC News, New York City police entered a warehouse on Coster Street at around 11:15 p.m. to find a crowd of fighters and spectators.
“Patrons were also observed drinking alcohol, smoking, hookah, and not wearing face coverings while failing to social distance,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, according to NBC New York.
In a tweet announcing the bust, the NYC Sheriff said that loaded firearms were discovered and 10 organizers were charged with multiple crimes. They also found, “A significant amount of marijuana.”
It is believed that the event was initially reported for flouting social distancing guidelines, but police realized they were dealing with something more serious once they got inside.
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