CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – Detectives have filed arrest warrants for people involved in a large assault in Carolina Beach.
The fight was between two groups of about 30 people who had just gotten off a party cruise. Police say everything was fine on the boat, but the melee that followed put four people from the Wilmington in the hospital – one of them needing emergency brain surgery.
Witnesses told New Hanover County dispatchers that they could see people using knives, poles and a shovel as weapons.
Police said they were outnumbered that night, making safety a priority. Chief Kurt Bartley said officers did everything they could that night without sacrificing the safety of themselves or anyone else involved.