Police are investigating a bar brawl that took place Sunday night in Abbotsford and are still examining evidence, including video surveillance footage, to determine whether any charges will be laid.
Const. Ian MacDonald said police were notified at about 7:40 p.m. that two groups of men were fighting at Finnegan’s Pub and Grill, located at 33780 King Rd. across from Abbotsford Centre.
Initial reports indicated that about 30 people were involved and that the fight was possibly linked to the NBA finals in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 for the championship.
But MacDonald said when police arrived, they discovered that although the fight had occurred near the end of the basketball game, it doesn’t appear to be linked to the dispute.
He said a group of about 10 young men had been sitting at a table, when another similarly sized group arrived at the pub.
“Immediately, there’s friction and conflict, and it escalates into a fight,” MacDonald said.
He said about half a dozen of the men were involved in the actual physical altercation, which included table and chairs being thrown and glass being broken.
The brawl spilled into the parking lot, but most of the participants scattered when police arrived.
MacDonald said a couple of people were cut and probably required stitches.
He said police are still trying to sort out how the two groups knew each other and what they were fighting about, but there does not appear to be any gang connections nor were any guns or knives used.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).