VIDEO: Lug wrench, crutch used in Avondale brawl involving dozens

VIDEO: Lug wrench, crutch used in Avondale brawl involving dozens
Cincinnati police had to call in backup after a brawl broke out Monday at an Avondale shopping center.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police had to call in backup after a brawl broke out Monday at an Avondale shopping center.

It happened in a parking lot around 7 p.m. near Reading Road and Hutchins Avenue.

Witness video shared with FOX19 shows a girl threatening another person with a lug wrench while about 40 teens rally around. The camera pans away, and when it pans back to the fight a metal crutch can be seen being swung over a girl’s head as more people jump in.

Lug wrench, crutch used in Avondale brawl involving dozens

One witness told FOX19 he heard people arguing and then more people kept joining in until it exploded into a major brawl. After a few minutes, dozens of police officers showed up to disperse the crowd.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. They are working to see if the fight is connected to a previous manhunt on Victory Parkway. Just before 6 p.m., police got a call about a man with a gun on Rockdale. Some witnessed the man cutting through lawns to get away, but after an hour-long search police lost track of him.

FOX19 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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