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Local Men Busted In Pub Brawl

Local Men Busted In Pub Brawl

A group of local men who did not want the Tammany Hall Public House and Grille in Manhattan to close when the bartender called "last call," at 4 a.m. last weekend, allegedly precipitated a riot that left three police officers with minor injuries and left three Broad Channel residents under arrest.

According to official police sources, the five friends were drinking at the pub and got angry when they were told that the establishment was going to close for the night.

"It was last call and the five apparently did not want the night to end," a police official told The Wave.

A fight between the men and the bartender allegedly broke out and more than 20 police officers came to the scene. The police officers, all who suffered minor injuries, indicated that they did not even know who hit them.

One officer suffered a head injury, another a hand injury and the third, an injury to his shoulder in what was described as a "wild melee."

According to the police, Matthew James, 19 of Broad Channel, told the police that he had hit one of the officers. He was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer and riot.

Christopher Guerra, 20, of Broad Channel was charged with riot.

Marty Feeney, 22, of Broad Channel, was charged with disorderly conduct.

The pub was issued a summons for allowing underage drinking.

Guerra and Feeney, along with two of their friends, were treated for their injuries and released.

It was unclear as to whether James was treated and released as well.

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