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KENNEWICK, Wash;-- Twelve people are in jail after police break up a fight early this morning.
Kennewick police say some of the arrested are in a gang, and it was a case of a house party getting out of hand. Officers explain that when they arrived at the 2200 Block of West 12th Avenue, the suspects were fighting in the front yard, but when they saw police drive up, all ran inside the house and hid. At this point officers found broken beer bottles covered in blood scattered on the lawn along with bloody clothing.
At about 1:30 this morning police had a warrant to go into the house where they arrested twelve people resulting in charges ranging from Minor in Possession, to Possession of Marijuana.
Officers add some of them identified themselves as gang members and it took a lot of backup to take the large group to jail.
"Because there was so many we had to use State Patrol and Benton County to just assist us to even drive them over to the jail," Kennewick Police Officer Aaron Hamel said.
Police say the fight was between members of the same gang. They say it's not often they deal with large gang fights like this one, but the problem of gangs will never completely go away.
If you have any more information about this fight, call Crime Stoppers.