Police say they handled several incidents, including a stabbing, that occurred as the result of chaos in front of Bangkok Paradise early Saturday.
A 12:56 a.m., police said officers came upon "a large, unruly group" with "approximately 50 people engaged in a fight or running to/from those fighting, directly in front of Bangkok Paradise."
Police said the group began to disperse as police arrived, and other Salem units responded to help disperse the large, disorderly group.
"The bouncers employed by Bangkok Paradise were either ineffective in (or unwilling to attempt) dispersing their patrons," police said.
Within 15 minutes, police said other calls, which stemmed from the incident, were reported.
At 1:01 a.m., a possible fight was reported at the Church Street/Federal Street parking lot. Police said there wasn't a fight, but a large group with approximately 20 people was in the process of being dispersed. One man was taken into protective custody and later arrested on warrants, according to police.
Then, at 1:10 a.m., police said they responded to the emergency room at North Shore Medical Center on a report a person walked in with a stab wound. On arrival, police said they were "informed that a fight had broken out in front of Bangkok Paradise, and a man had been stabled."
The Criminal Investigation Unit was notified.
Police said the detective sergeant who is the investigator of the Licensing Board was notified.
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