Cops use pepper spray, skirmish line to quell wild brawl 

A vicious brawl involving more than a dozen young women in the Bayview on Monday night turned into a mini riot, with bottles being hurled at cops, police said.

Police called for backup, formed a skirmish line and used a public address system to control the furious crowd at Third Street and Newcomb Avenue.

Cops responded to a call about the fight around 9:15 p.m. There were up to 14 brawlers, anywhere from teenagers to young adults, police said.

At least one of the brawlers used pepper-spray. Cops used pepper spray to end the fight. Then a crowd gathered in front of the cops and bottles were thrown, police said.

Officers said they saw one person in the crowd with a gun, but couldn’t make the arrest because the crowd was so unruly, police said.

Interestingly, after the crowd dispersed, only one arrest was made: A man in his 40s for public intoxication.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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