Multiple injured in struggle aboard Rhode Island ferry

Multiple folks have been injured in a struggle aboard a Rhode Island ferry Monday evening.

The ferry was getting back from Block Island to the Port Judith ferry terminal in Narragansett when the brawl broke out, the Narragansett hearth chief advised native NBC-affiliate WJAR News.

The variety of folks injured and the extent of their accidents is unknown. An preliminary alert said that a number of folks suffered razor lacerations, however that report has not been confirmed.

Dramatic footage posted to Twitter exhibits authorities leaping off a police boat onto the transferring ferry to reply to the struggle.

At least three folks in handcuffs have been escorted from the ferry by police, according to footage obtained by ABC 6 reporter Olivia DaRocha.

Officers with the Rhode Island State Police, the Coast Guard and the Narragansett Police Department responded to the ferry terminal.

Most passengers have been getting back from a Reggae Fest on the seashore Monday when the brawl broke out.

The ferry departed Block Island from a terminal subsequent to Ballard’s Beach Bar, a well-liked boozy spot for day-trippers trying to hop off the ferry proper right into a seashore party. The bar was internet hosting its annual Reggae Fest on the seashore Monday.

cop car outside ferry.

It’s nonetheless unclear how many individuals suffered from accidents.

“Block island [sic] by no means permitting Reggae fest once more,” the one that posted the video of the police response to Twitter additionally tweeted.

The summer time trip spot, a quaint island about 9 miles off the mainland, is just accessible by ferry or airplane.



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