Police officers were punched, kicked and spat on as they broke up a large street brawl that netted eight arrests Monday night.
New London police called to the 200 block of Broad Street just before 10:25 p.m. found a large group of people arguing and fighting. Of the eight people officers took into custody, two had knife wounds — one, a slashed hand, and the other, stab wounds to the back.
That man was treated at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for the non-life threatening injuries. A woman was also transported to the hospital for a cut on her head, police said.
Officers believe 21-year-old Allan Vargas of New London was wielding the knife. He was charged with second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and second-degree breach of peace.
Five other people were charged with second-degree breach of peace, including one 19-year-old Norwich woman, Mia Brown, who was also charged with second-degree accessory to assault, assault on a police officer, carrying a dangerous weapon and interfering with police.
A sixth person, a 48-year-old Norwich woman, was charged with interfering to police.