Assault leaves man in hospital
A Fargo man was hospitalized with a concussion at Innovis Health after an assault at The Hub in Fargo early Friday morning, Fargo police said. Police had no suspects Friday, but officers made several arrests after walking in on what Sgt. Julie Hi...
A Fargo man was hospitalized with a concussion at Innovis Health after an assault at The Hub in Fargo early Friday morning, Fargo police said.
Police had no suspects Friday, but officers made several arrests after walking in on what Sgt. Julie Hinkel described as a volatile situation.
Hinkel said police believe at least two individuals assaulted the victim, who was identified as a 24-year-old man. Seven squads, two ambulances and the Fargo Fire Department responded to the incident. Dispatch had received a call shortly after 1 a.m. about a man knocked unconscious and lots of blood at The Venue.
"At the time, we felt the injuries appeared to be quite serious," Hinkel said. "Anytime someone has a head injury, we take it very seriously."
The victim's injuries aren't considered life-threatening.
The Hub closed shortly after the incident, and Hinkel said officers responding to the scene had to contain some unruly behavior as people were milling out.
"It became quite a challenge to our officers to try and control the situation," Hinkel said, adding, "There were a number of arrests at The Hub following this that were not necessarily connected to the initial incident,"
"It was not a good night for The Hub," she said.
Dispatch received two more calls from The Hub shortly after 1:15 reporting five men fighting in the parking lot and security trying to break them up.
Cpt. Bruce Anderson of the Fargo Fire Department said things had quieted down by the time his team came to the scene.
"There was no more fighting when we got there," he said. "I didn't see much for rowdy behavior."
Fargo Police Sergeant Ross Renner encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact the police. The police department is investigating the incident.
Police said earlier a weapon was not used in the attack.
Andrea Munson, director of marketing and resources at The Hub, said: "I'm sorry. I'm not going to comment."
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