Police say video to help with Ohio brawl arrests

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Ohio say an Internet video will likely help them identify suspects in an outdoor "Fight Club"-style brawl that drew an audience of about 100 people.

The Vindicator in Youngstown (http://bit.ly/Hb7zvD) reports Tuesday that YouTube video shows several people fighting while an armed man appears to referee, warning onlookers they'll be shot if they interfere.

Police Chief Jack Nichols in Boardman, a Youngstown suburb, says it appears brawls are held monthly. The crowd included at least one adult, including the referee, and juveniles.

Nichols says the crowd ran when police showed up at the Saturday night event, and a loaded gun was found in a nearby stream. He says no serious injuries have been reported from the fight, which occurred on property that's part of a public park.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com