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On 7/17/19 at approximately 4:31 pm the Chambersburg Police responded to the Chambersburg Hospital to continue an assault investigation regarding three separate fights throughout the Borough, which had occurred around 4:00 pm.  While officers were on scene at the hospital individuals from each side of the earlier assaults arrived at the hospital for treatment.  Numerous individuals proceeded to engage in another, larger, fight due to the previous fights that had occurred.  There were approximately eight to ten individuals in this fight.  During the incident the Chambersburg ER was put on lock down until the incident was contained and the actors were separated and detained.  One individual was arrested on scene and numerous other charges are expected to be filed in the case. 

The Chambersburg Police want the public to know that this incident was an isolated case involving specific groups of individuals who knew each other.  The public should not be afraid to go to the Chambersburg Hospital for medical treatment.  Any information regarding this incident should be forwarded to the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131 or submit a tip on Crime Watch.  Updates regarding additional arrests or charges will be given as information becomes available. 

Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Reference ID: 
2019-08252

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