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Rival gangs brawl in courtroom

September 26, 2008|From the Associated Press

Rival Costa Mesa gangs got into a brawl in the middle of a Newport Beach courtroom, authorities said.

Police said the two groups were in a courtroom where cases are introduced and assigned elsewhere Wednesday when they recognized each other.

Police Sgt. Bryan Wadkins said a member of one group overheard the other talking about a previous fight.

One of the groups suggested going outside, but the other wanted to go at it in the courtroom.

Wadkins said none of the brawlers had more than minor facial injuries.

Two 18-year-old and two 19-year-old men were arrested after the fight.

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