Concord police investigate fight at play place, dozens pepper sprayed
Dozens, including children, were treated after someone sprayed pepper spray at indoor amusement center The Jungle in Concord Saturday evening. Sergio Quintana reports.
Dozens, including children, were treated after being exposed to pepper spray at indoor amusement center The Jungle in Concord Saturday evening.
The Concord Police Department responded to the scene at 1975 Diamond Blvd around 7 p.m. about a fight between five to 10 young males and females, police said.
The alleged fighters had left the scene before police arrived. Police were reviewing surveillance video and talking to patrons who had been at The Jungle Saturday night, and want to speak with anyone else who may have knowledge that can help investigators. Call the Concord Police Department dispatch center at (925) 671-3241 ort its anonymous tip line at (925) 603-5836.
When they arrived, the fight was no longer taking place but they realized a few people had beed sprayed by pepper spray. It is unclear who in the fight sprayed it.
The incident was first reported at 7:08 p.m. Saturday at The Jungle, in the Willows Shopping Center in the 1900 block of Diamond Boulevard just east of Interstate Highway 680. The first calls to police were about the fight, according to a Concord Police Department Facebook post; subsequent calls to police described pepper spray being used during the fight.
About 30 customers came out of the building, some vomiting and having difficulty breathing, police said.
CONCORD (CBS SF) – Approximately 25 to 30 people—infants, children and adults—at a popular indoor play space were sickened Saturday night by pepper spray Concord police believe had been sprayed during a fight involving about five to 10 young people, police said.
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