A teen dance party in downtown Minneapolis resulted in three arrests as a mini riot and several large fights broke out.
Nearly 1,000 of teens flocked to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis for the Big Bash 2 dance party on Saturday night. The party was ended early as the disgruntled kids fought in the street in what police officials called a mini riot.
Party-goers reportedly had a scuffle with event security around 10 p.m., according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, before rioting on the surrounding streets, throwing patio furniture and starting fights with one another.
Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer told the Star Tribune that a team of officers received a complaint before responding to the scene, using pepper spray to suppress the mini riot. Within thirty minutes, three people were arrested which included a partygoer who punched an officer in the face.
Party promoter for the Big Bash 2 Brayshaun Gibson said police used pepper spray after a fight broke out following the first Big Bash party, which occurred in April at the University of Minnesota.
I would like more cooperation from the Minneapolis police instead of miscommunication, the 19-year-old told the Star Tribune.
Gibson tweeted earlier in the day Saturday, Later on today Brayshaun L. Gibson will CREATE HISTORY BIGBASH2.
The mini riot in Minneapolis was caught on video by someone holding a bachelor party, displaying a few hundred people fighting on the streets and police wearing riot gear after the teen dance party.