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Police: Teens arrested after brawls break out following Riverfest


Four people were arrested after several brawls broke out in front of the Hamilton County public library Downtown Sunday.

As seen in the video posted to Facebook, there was a lot of punching in the face, pulling of hair and no one in the crowd tries to stop the brawl.

One person was arrested outside the library off Walnut Street, but investigators are not sure if it was connected to the Facebook brawl.

Cincinnati Police Captain Russ Neville, who oversees the agency's Gang Enforcement Unit, said three to four fights broke out after the Riverfest Fireworks near Fourth and Walnut streets.

Police began enforcing curfew and disbursed the crowd.

A section of the crowd began to head towards the library where the fight was caught on cell phone video.

This is not the first time you had a brawl caught on camera in the area. Several people were arrested for July 4 beating and robbing a man near the bus station. Also caught on camera: the son of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters being beaten and robbed as Taste of Cincinnati ended last year.

During the weekend unrest, police arrested a 14-year-old, 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds.

According to reports, the 14-year-old is accused of grabbing an officer making an arrest.

The 15 year-old allegedly said he would kick policeman's while being arrested, police said.

The 16 year-old was carrying a loaded gun, smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech, according to the police report.

Neville said a female spit in an officers face and was arrested for disorderly conduct.

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