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Police said a fight early last Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Executive Court, 1199 South Mammoth Road, occurred near the end of a fashion show and dance event sponsored by Second Wind Entertainment in conjunction with a Massachusetts hip hop music and R&B radio station, WJMN-FM. A spokesman at the Executive Court said Second Wind has sponsored events at the facility in the past without incident.
There was no response to an e-mail sent to the promoter listed on the Website, Arnold Soko, but the facility spokesman said Soko had apologized to them in writing. Police reported finding between 150 and 200 people in the parking lot, many of them involved in verbal and physical altercations. The officers eventually were able to quiet the disturbance and move some of the people out of the parking lot. One person was taken to the hospital for a minor facial injury.
Police said the disturbance started again a short time later and officers arrested six people on various charges, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest or detention.