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Abundant alcohol consumption lead to large fight disturbance at Baptism Celebration

Officers assaulted at baptism celebration. On 9/7/13, just shortly before midnight, officers responded to a disturbance at a large baptism celebration being held at the South Park Community Center.

There was abundant alcohol served inside, and several of the celebrants began fighting.  Officers arrived, and were set upon by the crowd when they tried to break up the fights.  The officers called for a fast backup, and a city-wide call went out for assistance.

King County deputies also responded, and lent assistance. Five officers were assaulted, with two having reportable minor injuries.  The community center was evacuated, and the crowd was dispersed.  Two suspects were arrested and booked into King County Jail for Assault.

Both officers suffered minor injuries.