PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There are new details about a fight at a South Side club early Sunday morning.
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The crowd at Foxtail Bar was so unruly that police had to shut down part of the 1600 block of Carson Street, and now bar management is taking action to try to prevent the incident from happening again.
A viewer sent KDKA a disturbing video of the fight at Foxtail Bar. The video shows a large group of people pushing, pushing and shouting. Even fists were seen flying and then security trying to break things down.
Police responded to the brawl on East Carson Street at around 1.15 am When the police entered the bar, they immediately started checking everything. Police had to close the 1600 block of East Carson Street as the crowds dispersed after the fight.
The district attorney’s office said it had outdoor cameras in the bar area and had successfully captured footage outside. For some local businesses, like Carson Street Deli and Craft Beer Bar, it’s disturbing.
“It’s disheartening to hear that this is happening in our community because I personally live here. I work in several establishments, ”said Ashley Vesci, manager of Carson Street Deli and Craft Beer Bar.
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Other business owners are not as affected.
“If you have that many people consuming alcohol, you can expect problems,” said Walt Rainey, owner of Fudge Farm.
Foxtail Management issued the following statement:
“The safety and security of our customers and employees is our top priority. This was an isolated incident and should not be taken as a reflection of the nightly activities on the site.
“It’s unfortunate that the actions of a few can negatively affect the good times hundreds of people rely on us to provide each weekend.
“Internal security defused the situation and we called the police to help disperse the crowd. The assailants who caused this unfortunate incident have been identified and permanently banned not only from Foxtail, but from many properties in the city. No arrests were made. We cooperate 100% with the authorities and as a precaution we add more security resources to help prevent incidents in the future. “
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Police said no one was injured in the fight. The DA is assisting the police with the investigation, but so far no charges have been laid.