GLENDALE, Ariz. — Glendale police are investigating after a brawl broke out at a popular Glendale skating rink Saturday night and early Sunday morning that sent one teen to the hospital.
Police said hundreds of teens were involved in the incident at Great Skate’s "All Night" skate event from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.
Facebook videos show fights in nearly every direction.
Police said numerous patrons left Great Skate during the incident and began to fight and cause disruptions at nearby businesses and neighborhoods, including Denny’s and Target.
Multiple police vehicles were damaged as the kids moved through the Great Skate parking lot, police said.
Glendale police said business staff and residents made 911 calls seeking police help. About 27 officers responded to the scene to address the various groups moving around the area, police said.
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Police confirmed the use of pepper spray and stun guns to diffuse the situation.
Great Skate said in a statement that “a handful of troublemakers” showed up with ulterior motives and “disrespected other teens” as well as staff and police officers.
The statement said those involved in the fight will be permanently banned from the skating rink.
According to police, one teen was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury from the fight.
At least one minor is charged with aggravated assault on an officer, police said.
Glendale police said it usually staffs the All Night event at Great Skate with two uniformed police officers.
Police have not received any complaints from the community about the officers’ handling of the situation that night, a spokesperson said.