Old Market Melee

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A large crowd in the Old Market threatens to get out of control but Omaha Officers flock to the area to keep the peace.

The problem is how to disperse hundreds of late night revelers.

Officers on scene tell Channel 6 News it started with a fight inside a nightclub at 11th and Farnam.

Security guards pushed it outside but instead of breaking up the fight grew larger.

Omaha Police responded and a semblance of order was restored but occasional fights did breakout between individuals.

Officers had a difficult time dispersing the crowd as other bar patrons spilled out into the street and were curious about what was going on.

Flare ups continued in other parts of downtown; one at 15th and Farnam involved a rotating cast of approximately a dozen people.

One woman confronted by officers is not believed to have been injured but paramedics checked her out to be certain.

We have no confirmed information of any serious injuries or arrests connected to the Old Market melee.

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