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Fight Breaks Out in Front of Buffet Restaurant

Plainville police are searching for a suspect after a fight broke out at popular shopping plaza on Saturday night. Two victims were hurt, including a 22-year-old woman who was punched over and over again by two men. (Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016)

Plainville police are searching for a a man who was involved in a fight at popular shopping plaza on Saturday night.

Two victims were hurt, including a 22-year-old woman who was punched over and over again by two men.

Police said the incident started inside the Imperial Buffet restaurant when one group made a comment to another group and the fight became physical right outside the restaurant around 8:40 p.m.

A 50-year-old man was knocked unconscious for a brief period and had to be hospitalized and a 22-year-old woman had injuries on her face after being punched so hard she fell to the ground, police said.

The manager at Imperial Buffet told NBC Connecticut he watched the fight happen from the window, but it was too fast for anyone to stop it. The restaurant does not have surveillance cameras outside, but the altercation was caught on cell phone video.

Customers called police to report a fight in progress, but when officers arrived, the assailants were gone.

They eventually tracked down one suspect, Luis Santiago, 47, of New Britain, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit assault in the second degree, risk of injury to a minor, assault in the third degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree.

He is due in court on assault charges March 14.

Police are still looking for his accomplice, who they said is in his 30s. Anyone with information is asked to call Plainville Police.

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