PETALUMA, Calif. (KRON) — Police broke up a fight in Petaluma Wednesday that involved as many as 20 people, the Petaluma Police Department reported. A 17-year-old was arrested afterwards for having a BB gun.
Police were called to the intersection of 2nd Street and D Street at 5:36 p.m. for the fight. After officers responded, the crowd dispersed in several directions.
The person who called police about the fight said that one of the people involved pointed a handgun at others. PPD was later notified about two people who were seen running into a restaurant and hiding in the back.
One of the subjects matched the description of the person with a weapon. Officers found a replica firearm in an “associated backpack.” It was a BB gun, but police said it had no markings to distinguish it from a regular gun.
Both subjects were detained, and a 17-year-old was identified as the armed suspect in the fight. He was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Hall.
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Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call (707) 778-4372.