A gaggle of Marines traded punches with civilians in Austin, Texas’ leisure district in a wild caught-on-camera road brawl witnessed by dozens of revelers.
The video, apparently captured Sunday night time, confirmed the melee broke out after a younger lady appeared to seize a telephone from a Marine and toss it away throughout a verbal confrontation on Sixth Avenue.
One younger man in a white hoodie then lunged towards a Marine earlier than he’s stopped by others all sporting their gown blue uniforms, the footage confirmed.
For just a few seconds, a number of Marines jawed backwards and forwards with the younger man and couple of his pals – with just a little shoving concerned — earlier than the person within the white hoodie appeared to throw the primary punch.
Chaos then ensued as at the very least a few fights between the totally different teams erupted.
One civilian, in denims and a t-shirt, landed a pair punches to the face of 1 Marine who then related one in all his punches to the person’s jaw, inflicting him to stumble backwards, the video confirmed.
One other Marine then burst onto the scene and went after the identical civilian who fell to the bottom.
Moments after, Texas Division of Public Security and Austin cops intervened as they pulled aside the brawlers. One in every of officers appeared to arrest a civilian as he lied face down, the footage confirmed.
One other partier who didn’t seem like a part of the fracas chanted U-S-Some time authorities regained management of the frantic scene.
Different officers on horseback additionally responded.
The state’s Division of Public Security referred inquiries to Austin police, who didn’t instantly reply to an electronic mail in search of extra data.
It’s unclear what led to the mayhem or how many individuals had been arrested.
Sixth Avenue — lined by bars and nightclubs — has lengthy been a vacationer draw for Austin, however has additionally been tormented by security issues and rowdy conduct.
A capturing left one individual lifeless and 13 injured in 2021, in accordance with native experiences.