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Five arrested in fight in Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — Five people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a fight involving guns and baseball bats broke out at a Montevideo residence.

According to a press release, the Montevideo Police Department was called at 1:45 p.m. that a "large fight with baseball bats" was taking place in the area of the Lincoln Apartments, on Seventeenth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

A group of individuals went to an apartment to potentially fight an individual and at some point a 9mm handgun was brandished and pointed at several people. That prompted someone to get a loaded .22 rifle from an apartment.

A physical fight then occurred between the two groups.

When police arrived, several people fled the area. Officers located one suspect after a foot and vehicle chase through backyards.

Those arrested include an 18-year-old Montevideo man, who faces charges of assault in the second and fifth degree, fleeing police on foot, ineligible person to possess a pistol, terrorist threats and disorderly conduct.

A 19-year-old Montevideo woman was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct; a 19-year-old Montevideo man was arrested on charges of obstructing legal process and disorderly conduct; a 20-year-old man faces charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats and a 25-year old man faces charges of assault in the second degree and ineligible person to possess a pistol.

Formal charges are pending review by the Chippewa County Attorney.

More arrests, and additional charges, may be made in connection with the incident, according to Police Chief Adam Christopher.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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