Carnival permanently closed after large brawl breaks out

ASTON, Pa. (AP) — A large brawl that broke out at a Pennsylvania fire department’s annual carnival has spurred the major fundraiser to come to a permanent end.

Police say fights started breaking out around 9:30 p.m. Thursday after a large crowd had gathered at the Aston Township Fire Department’s Spring Carnival. As more people became involved, police from several departments responded to help break up the brawl.

Five youths were charged with disorderly conduct, but it wasn’t clear if anyone was injured.

The fire department issued a statement saying the carnival that was due to run through Saturday would instead be immediately shuttered. They also said no further carnivals would be held because the event has “turned into a landing spot for out-of-town troublemakers.”

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