Cops unleash Tasers as 200-person baby shower turns into brawl in Boston

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:20 EDT
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Police in Stoughton, Massachusetts, in the Boston area, said they were completely surrounded by an angry, bottle-throwing crowd amid the scene that erupted following a bar-side brawl at a baby shower on Sunday.

The 200-person scuffle at one point saw people throwing chairs at police, causing officers to deploy their Tasers, according to NBC affiliate WHDH-TV.

Once furor of the brawl finally settles, four people were in handcuffs: three men and one teenager, all on charges relating to assaulting police officers.

“It’s never our intention to have anything like this happen but things do happen,” a spokesperson for the bar’s owner told WHDH-TV.

This video is from WHDH-TV, aired Sunday, January 13, 2013.


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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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