One person is recovering and six people are facing charges after what police are calling a riot in a public park in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Manchester police say they responded to a call at 11:50 a.m. Sunday for a report of a large fight at Victory Park, located at 443 Chestnut Street.
The caller reported that at least one person had a bat.
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Multiple units responded to the scene and found several people still milling around the park.
Officers also located a man, identified as Steven Carr, 30, of Amherst, who was suffering from a serious head injury. Carr was found on the Pine Street side of the park and transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injury. There is no update on his condition as of late Sunday night.
A witness gave police video of the incident, which led to the arrest of six people from Manchester who authorities say were involved in the altercation: Ronald MacDonald, 35; Tabitha MacDonald, 36; Ryan Albright, 23; Danni Demambro, 23; Jason Paradis, 41; and Christopher Fosher, 19.
All six suspects are facing charges of riot (B felony). Albright is also charged with first degree assault (A felony).
A preliminary investigation reveals Carr had an argument with Fosher at the park, after which Fosher left. Fosher then returned some time later to confront Carr and several other people he was with. The second confrontation led to a fight involving multiple people and spilled out into the roadway in front of the city library on Pine Street.
According to witnesses of this altercation, Albright grabbed a baseball bat from a car and struck Carr in the head. Albright and Fosher then fled the scene in a vehicle, which was located a short time later.
Detectives processed the scene and seized the vehicle believed to be involved. The incident is under investigation.
Bail and court dates for the six suspects are not known at this time.
No other information was scheduled to be released Sunday regarding the situation.