Stabbing? Screaming? Bleeding? They used the bithday cake knife!
[quote]Six people were stabbed during a melee at a one-year-old’s birthday party, police in East Hartford, Connecticut, report. It apparently started when a downstairs neighbour went upstairs to complain about the noise.
The injured were taken to Hartford and St Francis hospitals, where they were treated for stab wounds to their faces and necks. All were later released.
Police said they received several calls at about 12.45 on Sunday morning. They arrived at a home shared by two families to find dozens of people running around in a thunderstorm. Some were screaming and bleeding.
Sergeant Ed Perkins said that as he arrived he saw one person on the road beating another with a chair. Officers said they found a knife hidden under the child’s birthday cake. Eight people were arrested. Two were treated for injuries at the hospital and released. No children or police officers were injured.
Police detained so many people they ran out of regular handcuffs.
East Hartford’s emergency management director found housing at local hotels for at least eight children and 12 adults displaced when the apartment became a crime scene. Police were interviewing witnesses to find out what sparked the brawl.[/quote]