September 21, 2020
Police investigations are continuing into a public brawl which occurred outside a house in Alford Street, Kingaroy, on Friday afternoon.
The violence – some of which was caught on video by bystanders and shared widely on social media – is believed to have boiled over after an alleged incident the day before.
Seven police officers – including detectives – converged on the scene after calls from the public.
The incident mostly involved teenaged youths.
Two people were taken to hospital, including one man who alleged he had been struck with an iron bar.
A 31-year-old man, who was being transported by ambulance to have x-rays taken, later fled from QAS officers.
Two 16-year-old Kingaroy youths have been dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
Police are now studying video footage of the brawl with the aim of charging more people.
In a related incident, a 34-year-old man was arrested at the Youth Park in Somerset Street about 3:00pm and charged with a public nuisance offence.