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Pepper spray deployed at Curbside fight

By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

Carbondale police deployed pepper spray to break up fights in and around Curbside, a bar on West Main Street, early Sunday morning.

Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call claiming Curbside was over maximum capacity, and officers used pepper spray to break up a fight involving about 30 people in the bar, CPD Lt. Paul Edwards said. There were also four people fighting in the parking lot south of Curbside and west of the Carbondale Civic Center.

“A few people complained of injuries from the pepper spray,” Edwards said. He said foot patrol officers also responded to help disperse the crowd in the parking lot. 

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There were state troopers on the scene, and about 40 to 50 people leaving the bar shortly after the altercations. Witnesses complained of officers’ force restraining one man, who they said was not involved in either fight.

Edwards said no one was arrested as a result of the fights in the parking lot but would not say what arrests were made in connection to the incident in Curbside.

Ambulances were on the scene to treat injuries, and Edwards said no officers were injured during the altercations.

Curbside’s management could not be reached for comment.

Tyler Davis can be reached at [email protected]

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