Fight turns on police at Newport on the Levee

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Two men are in jail facing charges of assaulting a police officer after a large fight at Newport on the Levee early Tuesday morning.

Officials say it all started outside the Funny Bone around 1:30 a.m. Newport Police were called to the comedy club after two groups of people came out of the Funny Bone following a show and got into some sort of argument that led to a fight. When police arrived on scene, the two groups turned on police.

Four other agencies quickly came to back-up the Newport officers. Police from Highland Heights, Fort Thomas, Covington and Bellevue were then all involved in the fight.

Two men were arrested and are charged with assaulting a police officer. Another man was cited for public intoxication. No names are being released at this time.

No police officers were injured.

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