Montgomery police say 4 active warrants out after brawl at Riverfront Park in Alabama

After several people were detained Saturday night after a fight broke out on a dock in Alabama, Montgomery police said they had four active warrants as of Monday morning.

“There’s a possibility more will follow after the review of additional video,” the Montgomery Police Department said in a statement sent to USA TODAY.

Montgomery police responded to a disturbance at Riverfront Park in Montgomery, Alabama, around 7 p.m. after a large group of people were fighting, police said. Several people were detained and charges were pending, police said.

In a statement Sunday night, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said “warrants have been signed and justice will be served.”

“Last night, the Montgomery Police Department acted swiftly to detain several reckless individuals for attacking a man who was doing his job,” Reed said in the statement. “Those who choose violent actions will be held accountable by our criminal justice system.”

Videos of fights at Montgomery’s Riverfront Park spread on social media

A video of the incident, which was shared Sunday on social media, shows an employee arguing with several people about a pontoon boat blocking the dock space needed to park a riverboat, the Montgomery Advertiser reported, part of the USA TODAY Network.

The argument escalated when a man rushed the employee and punched him. The two men began fighting when several other men attacked the employee. 

After the fight, a separate video shows a group of people approaching the pontoon boat, and more fighting broke out.

Police arrived shortly and they began taking people into custody. Authorities have not released the names of the people detained. 

Contributing: Shannon Heupel, Montgomery Advertiser

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