Carnival Canceled After Officer Assaulted, Numerous Arrests

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP: The following is a statement from from Chief Gurcsik

Tonight at the Washington Township football/band carnival, several fights broke out amongst the large crowds that gathered there this evening. It appears at this time that these individuals are NOT from Washington Township, but from other towns. Three arrests were made. One of our officers was assaulted and injured. Mutual aid was quickly requested from our surrounding areas in order to assist with crowd control and to support Washington Township police officers, who were already working at the carnival. Myself, as well as Lt. Leo DiPietro were working this evening, and we were on the scene.

There are several social media rumors that there were shots fired during the carnival, which are not true. No shots were fired.

A decision has been made between myself and the Carnival organizers to cancel the carnival for tomorrow evening

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