A wedding reception in Suffolk County, New York, turned violent on Monday when an uninvited guest showed up, leading to a massive brawl. The incident took place at a catering hall, and according to police, several skirmishes broke out among the more than one hundred guests in attendance.
During the chaotic event, the bride’s 22-year-old brother allegedly bit an officer on the arm and punched them in the face. The family of the man claimed that the wedding crasher had brought a gun to the venue, although police have found no evidence to support this claim.
It took authorities nearly 40 minutes to regain control of the situation, with multiple departments and precincts responding to break up the fights. One person suffered serious physical injuries during a fight that spilled over into the parking lot of a nearby McDonald’s. The initial altercation was reportedly triggered by a road rage incident.
The suspect involved in the wedding brawl turned himself over to authorities in July, following the late June incident. The investigation revealed that the fight originated from a road rage incident on Ulster Avenue earlier that night. The suspect fled the scene before the police arrived but later surrendered.
This incident marks a rare occurrence at the catering hall, with a venue spokesperson stating that in their almost 35 years of operations, such a situation had never happened before. The investigation into the brawl is ongoing, and charges have been filed against the individuals involved.