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Three arrested after fight at Raleigh lounge

Posted December 30, 2009 5:52 a.m. EST
Updated December 30, 2009 12:40 p.m. EST

— Police responded to a fight at Zydeco Downtown, a jazz lounge and restaurant in downtown Raleigh, early Wednesday and arrested three people who face misdemeanor charges, according to authorities.

Investigators said about 150 people were inside the club at 208 Wolfe St. when a fight broke out around midnight. The scuffle continued outside the club.

More than a dozen officers from three different districts responded and broke up the fight.

Zydeco owner Antwan Harris, a two-time Super Bowl champion, said he was holding an event for teenagers to discourage them from being in the streets and doing drugs. The lounge is usually open to adults only.

He provided food and music so the teens could enjoy themselves and dance, he said. Three young people got into a fight in front of police, and officers made arrests, Harris said.

There is no word on what sparked the brawl. Authorities did not release the names of the three people who were arrested.