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Nine People Arrested, Four Officers Injured in Springfield Bar Brawl

SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — What started as two separate arguments inside Fat Cats bar in Downtown Springfield escalated to a huge street fight.

Springfield Police were quick to respond, but patrons were reluctant to end the brawl.

In the end, four officers were injured, and nine people, 6 men and 3 women, were taken into custody.

Officers say the arguments started inside the Worthington St. bar around 2:00 Saturday morning. The first argument was between women over someone’s boyfriend, the other was about patrons refusing to pay their bill.

The fights then moved out into the street where things became violent.

Three of the four officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say one officer suffered a severe concussion.


  • paulb62

    Let’s see, drunken patrons vs police! How many officers were there to stop the insanity.
    Mayor Ssrno will take away the right to stay open until 2.

  • Mjmedina

    when ppl are Drunk they will fight at anytime, Mayor Sarno will never stop that from happening nor SPD. What a shame!

  • alpinequeen

    Close down the entertainment district and wait for the casino.