Large Brawl Clears Out Central District Starbucks

Two groups of teens cleared out a Central District Starbucks this weekend during a large brawl, according to Seattle police.

According to SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson, the fight apparently started when a large group of teenagers got off a Metro bus at 23rd and Jackson around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, and entered a Starbucks on the corner.

Inside, the first group “had a disagreement” with a large group of girls, leading to the melee, Jamieson says, adding that approximately 25 people were involved in the brawl.

At some point during fight, one of the brawlers used a can of pepper spray, which cleared out the coffee shop.

When police arrived, they found a large group of teenagers and adults outside the store, suffering from the effects of pepper spray.

Medics were called to scene, where they treated everyone.

However, Jamieson says, the teens refused to cooperate with officers and provide statements.



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