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Vicious fight breaks out in bar during UFC watch party


Brick House Tavern in Methuen.
Over the mcgregor fight, Irish fans got mad cause he’s loss.

This happened Saturday night.

Posted by Julissa Nuñez on Sunday, October 7, 2018

METHUEN — Police have arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with a weekend bar brawl that left one person injured.

Carey Hamilton, who police said lives in an apartment at 20 Washington St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and mayhem, according to police Chief Joseph Solomon.

Hamilton was being held at the Methuen police station Tuesday night on $20,000 cash bail, Solomon said. He was transferred to Middleton Jail that night and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence District Court, the chief said.

Police were called to Brick House Tavern and Tap at 105 Pleasant Valley St., at 12:43 a.m., Sunday for a report of a fight.

The melee followed a showing of a pay per view UFC fight, according to the restaurant’s manager.

A 34-year-old Lowell man sustained “multiple injuries to his head,” including cuts to his left brow area and upper lip, a swollen lip, two missing teeth and one that was loose, according to a police report. The injuries may have occurred when a beer glass was thrown at him, police said.

The investigation is still ongoing. Police said they have identified other individuals involved in the fight and charges would be forthcoming.

Police also asked anyone with additional information, or who was victimized during the incident, to contact the Police Department at 978-983-8698.

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by all investigating officers,” Capt. James Jajuga Jr. said in a press release. “I would also like to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation. It is an invaluable asset, and was instrumental in this investigation. We, as a city, and as a police department, will not allow this type of behavior to go unpunished.”

The fight was captured on video. Versions of the clip have been making the rounds on social media the past few days.

At least one of the posts that gained traction is misleading — claiming the brawl was actually between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees fans as the two baseball teams faced each other in the playoffs.

And on Tuesday, it seemed like even some media outlets fell for the ruse. A New York Post story Tuesday showed a different video clip of the same fight, claiming it occurred after the Red Sox blew out the Yankees 16-1 Monday night. The article was corrected shortly thereafter.

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