Men Armed with Pepper Spray, Brass Knuckles, Fire Extinguisher Arrested After Frat Brawl

Six men were injured in a brawl near the University of Washington Wednesday night after a group of suspects broke into a fraternity house armed with pepper spray, bottles, brass knuckles, and a fire extinguisher.

Around 9:30 pm, the group of suspects began pounding on a side door of the fraternity house—near NE 45th and 19th Avenue NE—and forced their way into the home.

Fraternity house residents then confronted the suspects and a large brawl broke out, with men fighting on several floors of the home.

Three residents were cut during the brawl after they were struck by glass bottles, while three other residents suffered from pepper spray exposure.

The fight was apparently the result of a dispute between the leader of the group of suspects—who does not live at the house—and several fraternity residents.

Officers arrested seven suspects after the brawl and booked them into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary. Police also collected the bloody fire extinguisher and brass knuckles, found on one of the suspects, as evidence.

Two residents of the house were taken to a hospital for treatment.