Large fight at Truman Heritage Festival leads to 5 arrests - KCTV5

Large fight at Truman Heritage Festival leads to 5 arrests

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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to deal with the fight. (KCTV) Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to deal with the fight. (KCTV)
At least one person was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer. (KCTV) At least one person was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer. (KCTV)
GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) -

On Saturday, a large fight involving minors, adults, pepper spray, and gunfire broke out at the Truman Heritage Festival.

The festival was being held at The View Community Center at 135th and Byars Road.

A woman involved in the fight sprayed pepper spray indiscriminately into the crowd of people, including police officers, trying to break it up.

During the fight, a single gunshot was fired by an unknown suspect in the same area. No one reported that they had been hit by gunfire, however.

Due to the large number of people in the fight, neighboring law enforcement agencies were asked to help clear the crowd. Officers from the Kansas City Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the Belton Police Department, the Lee's Summit Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol came to help. 

Two minors and three adults were arrested on various charges, including fighting in public and assault on a law enforcement officer.

No one was injured as a result of the fight, with the exception of exposure to pepper spray.

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